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rOL. LXXVni. No. 12 



NEW YORK CITY, WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 1925 



64 PAGES 



EMPSEY QUITTING RING 



PRINCESS IDA," ABOUT TO aOSt 
TAKENOVER BY 2 STAGE HANDS 



rAordinary Happening with Miuical Piece — Cost 
Lawrence Aidialt, Producer, $25,000 — Company 
Cuts and Lee S^ubert Guarantees Salaries 



Two BtaKe hands have taken over 
e production of "Princess Ida" 
iat the Shubert. The men wno were 
working the show respectively as 
•lectrician and carpenter are Lloyd 
XeUy and Lieonard Thomas. 

It is believed to be the first in- 

ptance where members of a crew 

lave expressed enough confidence 

an attraction tossed aside by 

e producer for them to take a 

noe with. "Ida" was produced 

by Lawrence Anhalt who invested 

about $25,000. He was to have been 

(Continued on page 15) 



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P'S ONE-DAY 

STANDS FOR 

THREE WEEKS 



Personal Appearances 
-—Just Meeting Dig-^ 
nitaries 



When Tom >Ax alights Friday 
' (May 8) from the incoming 

"Mauretania" after his triumphal 
; trip abroad, the Fox's ace may hold 
\m conference with "Tony" after see- 
' log the layout the Fox office has 

■•♦t for him during a three- week 
|t-|f ' ' (Continued on page 9) 

mMts.. Valentino's 1st Film 



Los Angeles, May 5. 

Production of the first picture to 
nbe made by Mrs. Rudolph Valen- 
tino will be begun at the United 
Studios this week. The picture will 
be made by the Circle Film Corp., 
liaaded by S. George Ullman, busi- 
ness manager for Rudolph Valen- 
tino. 

The title is to be "What Price 
Beauty," a comedy-drama written 
by Mrs. Valentino under her pro- 
fessional name, Natachi Raml>ova. 

Alan Hale was scheduled to direct 
but due to some complications may 
be replaced by another. 

Those already chosen for the ca^t 
Include Nlta Naldl, Pierre Gendron. 
Paulette Duval, Delores Johnson. 
Uorothy Dwan and Sally Long. 



"ABIET $77,000 
IN ST. LOUIS 



Anne Nichols' Marvel 
Amazes "Middle West 



St. Louis, May S. 

Middle Western showmen {tnd es- 
pecially Chicago's managerial talent 
are watching the "Able'a Irish Rose" 
engagement here. They said If 
"Able" could do real business in 
St. Louis at this stage of the sea- 
son, it has the right to be rated 
the greatest drawing card in the 
world. 

Here's what Anne Nichols' mar- 
vel did the flret Ave weeks at the 
Shubert -Jefferson : 

Gross the first four weeks, 
(Continued on page 15) 



EXIVAS COMPLAIN ITS 
MONEY SAVING METHOD 



4,000 in Audience to Watch 

Rodeo Saved Producer $20,- 

000— Tieup with Daily 



Loa Angeles, May 6. 

Universal believes in holding 
down the cost of production when it 
oomea to the making of outdoor pic- 
tures. Last Sunday while shooting 
a rodeo scene in a picture starring 
Josie Sedgewick, some 4,0«0 persofk 
were necessary for atmosphere. A 
tie up was made with a- local news- 
paper to print a coupon admitting 
tbe public to witness the rodeo. 

It is figured by U that, with the 
admission of some 4.000, they would 
save at least $20,000 on the day 
(Contiifued OS page 12) 



EKetCED MilllllOi 

$/.0M NEEKIY 

IT LOM PIflK 



Saiiiac '^mt B«rim for Eif^t 
W e e k s — SeTeli - Week 
Theatrical Vaudeyille En- 
casement Following Over 
Here at $6,000 a Week- 
After That Star of **U 
Zat So?" — Condition in 
Vaudeville Contract Not 
to Fight Colored Boxer — 
Dempsejr Not to Fight 
This Year and Likely Re- 
tiring as Undefeated 
HeaTjrweight Champion 



$7S0,000 REALIZED H)R N. Y. A 
BY COLLECTIONS AND BENEFTIS 



Five Shows Sunday in New York Drew Over $80,000 
SOO-Page Souvenir Program Represented $100|* 
000 — Unredeemed $1 Tickets 



WIFE IN FULL CHARGE 



Jack Dempsey has entered Into 
theatrical engagements that will 
keep him out of tbe pugilistic ring 
for the remainder of this yesjf. To- 
day (Wednesday) he la sailing on 
the "Berengarla" on his way to 
Berlin, to open an engagement at 
Luna Park in that city for four 
weeks at »7,000 weekly with his 
contract giving; the park an option 
(Continued on page 18) 



Victor Herbert Trihite 



MISS^KESBITT'S COMEBACK 

Detroit. May 5. 

Evelyn N'esbitt is the attraction 
at the Oriole (cabaret), where she 
Is singing and dancinir- Miss Utt- 
bitt's songs are of the comedy type. 

She la receiving $1,500 a week, 
under engagerneat for sIk weeks. 



Probably the naost ambitious ra- 
dio program of world-famous ar- 
tists will be offered the public as 
the American Society of Compos- 
ers, Authors and Publishers' na- 
tional^ tribute to the memory of 
Victor Herl)ert. in observance of 
the first year of bis death on May 
W. The broadcasting will be two 
days sooner. May 24, via WEAF 
and a network of relayed radio 
stations which will cover the en- 
tire country. 

Herbert w » a founder and of- 
ficer of the American Socety. His 
original Victor Herbert orchestra of 
100 win be specially reassembled for 
the occasion. The PauT Whltcman, 
Armand Veosey, 4ohn Philip Sou- 
sa. M.1X BendiJt Hugo Rlecenfald 
and Henry Ha.:iey orchestras will 
also officiate from the Hotel Ritz- 
(Continued on page 7) 



SUESIORLD' 

FOR $mooo 



Goldknopf Didn't Like 
Review on 'Near Future* 



Probably one of tbe most unique 
causes for action in the history of 
the show business is the 9200,000 
damage suit which the Mutual The- 
atrical Society, Inc., of which 
Abraham Goldhopf is president, 
has started in the New Tork Su- 
preme Court against the Press 
Publishing Co., publishers of the 
New Tork "World." 

Dr. Gotdnopf, author of "In the 
Near Future." which lasted three 
special matinees at Wallack's the> 
(Continued on page f) 



Tbe five N. V. A. benefits held 
Sunday night in New York City. tb« 
benefit performances held in Cht> 
cago and Los Angeles, the revenue 

from the 660 -page program, the N. 
V. A. week of collections in all 
houses controlled by the Vaudeville 
Managers' Protective Association, is 
said to have grossed for the N. V. 
A. Sick and Benefit Fund, I7&0.000 
this year. 

The receipts break all records for 
any organisation anywhere in the 
history of the world. They repre- 
^ (Continued on page 11) 



NEW IIASH NOTE" FOR 
RADIO ANNOUNCERS 



Gifts Too for Luring Voicc« — 

Talent Sidestepped — Leap 

Year Proposals 



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This issue of Variety goes 
to press with 450 inches of 
display advertising held out, 
due to pressure of space re- 
quired for news matter. 



A new form of "mash note" has 
come into beln^r with radio. The 
radio announcers with tketv excel- 
lent diction and enunciation have 
become the targets for amorous 
missives from feminine fans. These 
epistles are often augnnented by 
sundry gifts and tokens of esteem, 
such as knitted ties, sox. Jams and 
, (Continued on t«ge IS) 



Cohan Denies Comeback 

Several times GeorKC M. Cohan 
has been reported returning to pro- 
duction, t he latest report being 
printed in a SuuJ.iy dramatic col- 
umn and pifi'ed up by other dailies. 

Cohun nays he knows nothing 
about hi.s comebark. Over the tel- 
ephone yesterday, from Atlantic 
City, Mr. Cohan Haid that otht* 
th.T.i a trip ^ fCurupc in AugUHt 
he hail no other r>I:inM rr cpt "maybo 
buy eight or iiine b.ill cliiljs." 



WHITEMAN'S 

REYOLimONARY 

CONCERTS 

With Orchestra of 31 
Next Season — Gersh- 
win's Negro Opera 



Four to six ^Rerolutionary Con* 
certs" will l>e offered next season, 
the first in December by Paul 
Whiteman, of a nature that will 
startle the concert and music wo^. 
The "revolutionary" appellation is 
wisely chosen. 

Whiteman, In his desire to build 
up a strictly American mnsic, will 
(Continued on page 7) 



$6,000 WEEKLT FOB AfiTOS 

"Phantom of the Opera" (Uni- 
versal) which opens a Broadway 
run at the Astor, New Tork, LAbor 
Day, is said to have hit tbe high 
mark for rentals. 

Carl Laemmle Is i>aying the Shu- 
berts $6,000 for the four walls. 




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ESTABLISH NATIVE PLAYS IN GERMANY 



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First "Potash and Perlmutter" Only U. S. Phvy 
Financially SuccMsfuI — -Americans Must Co-op- 
erate, Advertise, and Cut Advance I>eniands4- 
Six Yankee Plays Produced Since War and All 
Flops — Condition Similar to First Impression of 
U. S. Films 



Berlin, April 22. 
American plays have not as yet 
'iiad any real success in Germany, 
' and the comparative failure of all 
American dramas is holding the 
^managers back from bringing out 
the works the play brokers are of- 
fering. American dramatists, man- 
agers and brokers must realize this 
condition and make sacrifices in the 
•way of advances and bonuses if the 
American play is ever to get really 
started here. 

Of all the American wo>kB pro- 
duced In Germany only one may be 
■aid to have had real financial suc- 
cess namely, the first "Potash and 
Perlmutter." At that this was only 
a summer success at popular prices. 
When tried in the winter it flopped 
resoundingly. No other American 
work has even done that much here. 
For instance. O'NeiU's "Anna Chris- 
tie" and "Emper*,- Jones' played 
onl* two or three performancen 
«acb, and his "Hairy Ape* was only 
an artistic success. Avery Hop- 
wood has been represented by "Fatr 
and Warmer" and "Our latUe Wife," 
both moderately received and caus- 
Inir no financial splash. "Nothing 
But the Truth" was also very mild. 
These are all the American plays 
which have been produced in this 
German metropolis since the war. 

LABt year Reinhardt saw "Rain" 
fn New York and accepted it. In 
Rudlof Kummer's translation, for 
hl8 Berlin theatres. It has not yet 
been produced and will now be 
postponed until next season. The 
Thirteenth Chair" has been an- 
nounced for production by the 
(Continued on page 12) 



V. UHIHO UP HOUSES 

Ix>ndon, May S. 

It is reported here that Universal 
has lined up 30 cinemas in the prov- 
Inoes. The houses are of the smaller 
▼arlety and some of them have little 
more than <K>0 seating capacity. 

At present there is a delegation in 
America of the C. EI A. to confer 
with the M. P. T. O. A. to prevent 
the producer-distributor invasion of 
the exhibiting ranks In the provin- 
cial territories. 

John E. Pearce Is reported as the 
.agent acting for the U. in negotiat- 
ing the deals. 



FRENCH WKTI.KR UKED 

Paris, May 6. 

A stage version of Clement Vau 

tel's novel, "Mo;i Cure chex les 

Riches," by Pierre Chaine and A. 

, da Iiorde, opened at the Theatre 

^ Sarah Bernhardt Saturday. The 

' piece is a melodrama in five acts 

and was favorably received. 



MBS. GABL HEBTZ' REVIVAL 

IiOndon, May 6. 
Mrs. Carl Hertz, wife of the late 
Carl Hertz, magriclan and Illusionist, 
la contemplating af return to the 
varieties in an act patterned after 
that which her husband had done 
until the time of his death. 



MABIOK-RAITOALL DT SHOW 

London, May 5. 
Marion and Randall, the Amer- 
ican dancersi who are in the Pic- 
cadilly cabaret, will start jrubllng 
-next week, opening Monday with 
"Bamboula." 



Rotter Bros. Sublet Theatre 
Berlin. May 5. 
The Rotter Brotners have sublet 
th» Theatre des Westens on which 
they hold a long time lease. 

Karl Richter, of Hamburg, will 
take over the house August 1. 



Mussolini's Play 

London, May S. 
Mussolini, the man of the 
moment in Italy, Is not above 
playrighting. Fifteen years 
ago he began a drama with, 
the title 'Gentlemen, It Be- 
gins." His intention is to 
complete the work, and Maria 
Bazzi says he has promised to 
give it to her for production in 
America. 



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London Shows Oosing 
And Shifting Aboiit 

London, May 6., 
Current departures are mark^ 
by "The Sea Urchin" withdrawing 
Saturday from the Strand and 
"Grounds for Divorce" vacating tie 
Saint James. 

Another closing will be "The 
Pelican,'^ at the Royalty this Sat- 
urday to be succeeded by "Jacob's 
Ladder" starring Dennis Eadie and 
Madame Edvina, prima donna, in 
her first speaking role. The new 
show comes in May IS. 

A switch in bouses will be con- 
summated by Gertrude Klllott in 
"Dancing Mothers," from the 
Queen's to the Saint James. This 
will prolong the run of "Mothers" 
for a short time after which Da^- 
nall's "ISie River," headed by 
Owen Nares, will replace it. vy/, ; 

Eva Le GalUenne As .,. ; 1 
American Jeanne d'^Ai'c 

Paris, May 5. 

If plana mature Mercedes de 
Acosta's version of Jeanne d'Arc 
will probably b« staged at the Porte 
St. Martin this month, under the 
direction of Richard G. Herndon. 
with Eva Le Gailienne in the title 
role. 

Another work by the same author, 
"La Mere dtt Christ'.' ("Mother of 
Christ") will also be presenteld 
after the Joan of Arc trial. 

Th» two plays will afterwards be 
released In the United States. 



HTLTOFS SOLID BOOKING 

London. May 5. ,. 
Anticipating a further, b^om in 
laxx bands, the StoU circuit has 
booked all the open time available 
next season of Jack Hylton's Band. 
The musicians will remain almost 
continuously at the Alhambra and 
of course, must be booked in town 
to permit them to be at the Picca 
dilly Cabare^ where they have also 
been signed for next season 



'^BAMBOULA" HANODIO ON 

London, May 5. 
"Bamboula" had decided to cling 
for about five more weeks. A pick- 
up In business brought about the 
closing postponement when it had 
almost been decided to withdraw 
the show. 



GOING WEST 

(N. Tfc to L. A.) Abe Warner. 

<New York to Chicago) Jimmy 
O'Niel. 

(Chicago to Los Angeles) Silas 
E. Snyder. 



GOING EAST 

(Chicago to New York) Mort H, 
Sing, Ascher Lvey, Marcus Hei-r 
man, Mrs. C. E. Bray, Ralph Ket-i 
taring, Aaron J. Jones, John J, 
Jones. 



Ther^a Welcome on the Mat at 

THE PICCADILLY 

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It is a quiet Sunday and it's rain- 
ing, and it reminds me of one of 
those Sundays up at Bob Murphy's 
farm In South Royalton, Vt. Gee, 
it's quiet and lonesome, but it's 
sweet, too. I will get up there again 
soon. 

Would like to hear from Tom Jar- 
dine. Pop Hollander, Joe Brookki, 
George Richardson . and George 
Perry. 

PRANK VAN UOVEN ; 

DirMthm EDWARD^ KELLER 

P. 8.— Would like to hear from 
Max Holden, of Holden and Graham. 
IMPORTANT. 



Mouth Organ Soloist 
Booked in Night Club 



London, May 5. 

Borrah Minnevitch, American 
"naouth organ" soloist, comes over 
to open May 18 at the Metropo^e 
Club here, a booking specially ar- 
ranged by 'Charles Dillingham. The 
American producer, it is understood, 
personally iiiterested himself in the 
booking in view of the premature 
closing of Elsie Janis' "Puzzles." 

Minnevitch will stay at the M^- 
tropole for fdx weeks and may iSou- 
ble Into the Vincent Lopez orches- 
tra as a soloist during their l^cal 
stay.. 



Champs Elysees Bill 

. Paris, Ifay 5. 

Max Dearly and Jeanne Sanet>on- 
net opened fairly at the Champs 
Elyseea mufio hall kust Friday in a 
sketch set to the music of the late 
Claude Terrasse. 

Also on th^ projgram are Joe 
Jackson, Wronska and AlperofT, 
dancers, Betoe, comic pianist, and 
M ada m Colette, novelist, reciting 
verse. 



"CLO CLO" REHEABSIN6 

London, May 5. 
Dion Titherage is rehearsing 
"Clo Clo," Franz Lehar's new op- 
eretta. It opens at Liverpool in 
three weeks and if successful, 
comes either to the Shaftsbury or 
Adelphi here. 



Mme. Rasimi Revisiting Cuba 

Parish May 6. 
Mme. Rasimi is paying a return 
visit to. Cuba this summer, taklAg 
two new revues. She will try these 
at the Ba-Ta-Clan. as she did last 
year at the Olympia, prior to sail- 
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Fortune Theatre Reopening 
London, May 5. 
The Fortune will reopen May 18 
with "The Right Age to Marry." 



DEATHS ABROAD 



Paris, April 27. 

Jacques Regli, 67, manager of 
Hotel Modern, died at Granville, 
France. 

M. de Hondt, 75, founder of the 
Italian opera in Holland, died at the 
Hague. 

Leo Odena, veteran Spani(<h 
comedian, died at Barcelona. 



ARRIVALS 

May 1 ^London to New York). 
Pola Negri (Countess Dombmka), 
JBerengaria. 

May 6 (London to New York) 
John Barrymore (Olympic). : .;. ; 



COCHRAirSWWirHTHEDANCr 
HAS SENSAHONAL FffiSr NI< 



Show and Produced Mfildly Cheered — Fast Dai 
• Performance -rr^Sun-qp," With All-Ameri< 
Cast Doubtful— 'The Signal" a Failure 



Medal by Freight for 
Sir Jo«.^~GiiUEburg 



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ILiondon, May 6. 

Sailing tomorrow on the 
"New Amsterdam," the Rigo- 
letto Brothers are bearing back 
with them a medal for Sir Jo- 
seph Ginzburg. 

Freight rates are being paid 
by the Rigolettos for transpor- 
tation of the medal. On one 
side Is a picture of Sir Joseph. 
A Cockney Italian in White 
Chapel employed for the model, 
and on the other aide is traced 
Sir Joseph's dialect, back into 
Roumania. 

The Rigolettos ask that Sir 
Joseph be kept away from the 
dock when they land, as they 
believe there will be trouble 
enough getting the medal 
through the pier. Their object 
in taking It over is to give Sir- 
Joseph a medal that win stop 
all competition in medallng, 
and they guarantee If be wears 
it but once on Times Square 
Sir Job. will quit the show busi- 
ness. 

The Rigolettos had the medal 
cast at the Birmingham Iron 
works. 



SAILINGS • 

May n (New York to London), 
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Floto CMaJestic). 

May 9 (New York to Paris), Mr. 
and Mrs. Adolphe Menjou (France). 

May 8 (New York to London) 
John McCormack. Dennis Mc- 
Swecney, Lester Allen, Walter C. 
Kelly, Sam Bernard (Olympic). 

May 8 (N^fr York to Paris) 

Lucrecia Bori, Giovanni Martinelll, 
Grace Moore, Adamo Didur, Tito 
Serafln, Papi, De Luca, Rudolf 
Gans, Boh^n, Mrs. David Belasco. 
(France). 

May 6 (New "tork to London) 
Doris Keane (Berengaria). 

May « (New York to London) 
Irving ' Tishman, Jimmy O'Neal 
Berengaria. 

May 6 (New York to London) 
Jack Dempsey and wife (ElBtelle 
Taylor), Jimmy Hussey, Irving 
Tishman, Jimmy O'Neal (Berenga- 
ria). 

May 6 (New York to Paris) Jack 
Dempsey and wife (Estelle Taylor), 
Doris Keane, Leonore CahiU and 
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Price, 
Messrs. Tishman, Moore, O'Neil and 
McDermott (of Dempsey party) 
(Berengaria). 

May e (London to New York) 
Rigoletto Brothers (New Amster^ 
dam). 

May 5 (New York to London) 
Marc Connelly, Elaine Letter, Mrs. 
Jules Daiber (ResO'lute). 

May 5 (New York to London) 
Marc Connelly (Resolute). 

May 2 '(New York to London) 
Irene Seymour, Margot Gravelle 
Foster. Daisy Smith. Nancy Well- 
bom and daughter, Patricia (Car- 
mania). 

May 2 (New York to London) 
Josef Hofmann, Serge Koussevit^ 
sky and wife, Myra Hess, Charles 
B. Dillingham, Mrs. Richard Ben- 
nett (Adrianne Morrison), Colleen 
Moore (Mrs. McCormlck), and John 
E. McCormlck, John D. TIppetts, 
John Openshaw, J. J. McCarthy 
(yajestic). 

May 2 (New York to London) 
Vincent Lopez, Mae Marsh (Le- 
viathan). 

May 2 (New York to London) 
Percy Waren and Mrs. Waren 
(Araguaya). 

April 30 (New York to California) 
Al Jolson (President Adams). 

April 30 (New York to London) 
Mrs. Erna Kani Schubarth, Dr. 
Hellmath Uaeer, Beatrice Tatton 
Partinvton, Anton T. Kliogl (Albert 
Ballin). ■ 

April 30 (London to New York), 
John Barrymore (Olympic). 

April 80 (New York to Berlin) 
Mrf». Erna Karn Schubarth, Bea- 
trire Tatton Partlngtofi, Anton T. 
Kliegy. (Albert Ba«ln). . , 



London, May 5, 

C B. 'Cochran's new revue, "»' 
With the Dance," had a tremend 
opening at the Pavilion Thui 
night. It presents itself as a 
vellously fast dancing show, s;^ 
dldly produced and Is an undotibi 
success as marked by the tIeU 
libraries takhig over <0 per centj 
the stalls and balcony seats for' 
weeks. 

Despite the show merited the ft 
reception accorded, the applai 
was wildly exaggerated out of sc. 
timent for Cochran and the desii, 
to aid his renaissance after bank- 
ruptcy. 

Cochran was in the balcony hid^ 
Ing, but tho curiain calls were «, 
insistent he was compelled to r«. 
spond. His appearance on the stag* 
was the signal for wild cheering 
until h« raised his hand and d«^ 
livered a speech, during which h* 
was palpably moved. 

Two More Openings 

Last night's premiere are both 
doubtful of achieving runs. At the 
Vaudeville Lucille Laverne and an 
All- American cast introduced "Sun- 
Up" to an enthusiastic reception. 
However, the pessimistic outlook is 
brought about through the press 
praisinip tho players, but being non- 
commltal concernin«r the play itself. 

At the Strand "The Signal'^ en- 
tranced as another mystery play 
possessing an obscura plot which 
elicited ridicule In those passages 
where thriUs were Intended. This 
•presentation looks like a certain 
failure. 



KE SKATING IN BERLIN 



Berlin, May 5. 

Ice skating palaces will be in 
fashion again next season here after 
a lull in interest for several years, 
during which the Luther Strasse 
was remodeled into the Scala Va- 
riete and Admiral's Palace was 
changed into a revue theatre. 

The Sport Palace, a sort of 
Madison Square Garden on a small 
scale, and the Clou, big (^rnicert 
house, will be changed Into ice 
skating rinks. 

The Sport Palace wiH be so re- 
constructed that It can be changed 
over night to accommodate boxing 
matches and prize fights, now In 
vogue here, and embody a cycle 
track for the annual six-daybicy^i]* 
races. 

The Clou will be more of a gen- 
eral amusement place. 



"ABIAONE" CLOSING 

London, May 6. 
Galsworthy's "Ariadne," which 
but recently opened at the Hay- 
market, is reported closing very 
soon with the succeeding attraction 
named as -The Man With a Load 
of Mischief." 



"KUmet's" Loss $100,000 

]|(|Ondon, May 6. 
The revival of "Kismet,' which 
had a four weeks run at the Oxford,, 
is understood to represent a loss 
of 1100,000. 



HICKS HAS "GUABDSKAir' 

London, May 5. 
Seymour Hicks, while in New 
York, secured the English riglits to 
"The Guardsman" in which piece 
he vill star Madge Titheradge and 
himself, opening here in June. 






Est. 



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WILLIAM MORRIS 

AGENCY, Inc. 
Pntnani Bide., 1493 Broadway, N«w York 



THE TILLER SCHOOLS 
OF DANCING 

143 Charing Cross Road 
LONDON 

Director, JOHN TILLER 



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Wednesday. May 6, 1925 






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: Aa CANCELLED BUT> REINSTATED; 
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L-r Outcome of Inyettifation of Complaint by V. M. P. 
f- A. — Haley and Rock Reopened at Buthwick 
ThU Week 



Hal^y and Rock were cancelled at 
the Riverside, New York, before 
the Wednesday night performance 
when refusing to eliminate the 
"shooting the girl and black 6ut" 
but which 43hone and Squires on 
the same bill claimed priority for. 
Thursday the Keith-Albee office 
notified Haley and Rock they would 
resume their route this week (May 
4) at :the Bushwick, Brooklyn, and 
could put the controversial business 
back in their routine. 

Investigation disclosed that the 
bit was done 2S years ago by the 
Bums Bros, in the extravaganza 
-•'Eight Bells," and that currently 
It Is almost as popular as Ford 
jokes. Acts now using the bit are 
IVIatthews and Ayres; Edwin 
George; Olsen and Johnsonj, Skelly 
•nd Hlte; and several others. A. E. 
Matthews ' and Violet Hemmlnp 
•'dignified" it in their last vaude.vllie . 
vehicle and a dozen burlesque 
' ahows have been using it since it 
was seen in "Chariot's Revue." *■ 
Billy K. Wells, author of the 
Shone and Squires -act, is reported 
' aa receiving royalty for the the- 
atrical orphan, but its popularity is 
■uch the K-A Circuit will leave it 
to the race (or the rehearsal checka. 
The cancellation ot Jack Haley 
and Helen Eley Rock followed a 
■erlea of notifications to eliminate 
the bit, none of which the team 
took aeriously. Before the Monday 
matinee the matter was threshed 
out in the office* of the Vaudeville 
Managers Protective Association 
following a complaint from Shone 
and Squires. The V. M. P. A. no- 
tified Haley and Hock, who were on 
ahead of Shohe and Squires, at the 
Riverside, to take out the bit. They 
complied Monday matinee. Jack 
Haley watched the Shone and 
, .Squires turn and decided the con- 
fliction was slight so put the shoot- 
ing back Monday night. 

Tuesday Haley was again notified 
to eliminate it but ignored the 
notice and used the bit TuesAAy 
night and Wednesday afternoon. , 

.Wednesday night when Haley 

and Rock reported at the house 

i,they were asked if they would 

eliminate the bit. They replied in 

the negative and wve thereupon 

eancelled. 

^^.JEharsday, Haley and Rock, after 

i: calling at the K-A offices, were ad- 

■ vised they could resume their route 

this week. Haley produced proofs 

which convinced the K^A office the 

business was common pre^>erty but 

. the Riverside . cancellation stood aa 

the act had refused to abide by the 

decision of the V. M. P. A. The 

convincing proof was said to have 

been a statement by Captain Irving 

' ©"Hay that lie had seen the Burns 

Bros, do the same bit 25 years ago. 



ORPHEUM ACTS 

LOSE aOOO IN 

STICK-UP 




Party for Al Herman at 

Sister's Home Invaded 

by Three Bandits 



Kansas City, May 6. 
Three .cool robbers, reinforced by 
three big revolvers, forced them- 
selves into a party where several 
Orpheum actors were l>elng enter- 
talnedf, early last Thursday morn- 
ing, got away with >ewelry aind 
cash to the amount of some $3,000, 

The paJrty was given by ex-alder- 
mAn Isaac Reicher, in hone r of Al 
Herman, who Is Mrs. Richer's 
brother. Other Orpheum actors 
present were Ole Olson and Chick 
Johnson and BilUe Joyce, accom- 
pianist for Frances White. 

The guests were getUng ready 
for a little crap game when the door 
bell rang and a voice inquired for 
Mr. Reicher and immediately en-| 
tered the room, followed by two 
younger men. All three had drawn 
revolvers ' and commanded the 
guests to "stick 'em up." 

Most of the victims thought it a 
stunt framed by others and there 
was little alarm until the robbers 
became more emphatic. They cut 
the telephone wires, then lin^d up 
those present and the frisking com- 
menced. 

Herman donated a $2,000 ring; 
Johnson $250 in cash, while Billie 
Joyce gave up $96. 

All stiU thought it a. Joke, but 
Ole Olson, who became suspicious 
and dropped a valuable diamond 
pin into the front of a maid's dress 
and secreted $200 In cash under a 
lamp. He gave the bandits $8 
when they reached him. 

Mrs. Al Herman saved two costly 
dianiond rings by putting them In 
her mouth, and the fobbers over- 
looked her diamond pendant in their 
hurry. 

Other guests were searched and 
a^l turned In what they had. 

About 25 guests were present and 
the robbers held them prisoners 10 
minutes before making tlielr get- 
away. . 



WILL MAHONEY 

Palace, New York, ThU Week 
(May 4). 

Will Mahoney returns to vaude- 
ville this week at the Palace, New 
York, after a season with George 
White's "Scandals." Mahoney has 
signed with the Keith ofllce for next 
season, opening his route at tl»e 
Palace. Cleveland, week of August 
31, and closing at the Palace, New 
York, week of May 31, 1926. 
-direction 

RALPH G. FARNUM 

(Edw. S. Keller office) 



MY HONE FOR WEEPING SINGLLS 

fay BLANCHE MERRILL 



This department as headed above will be published as received from 
Blanche Merrill. Throuah it Miss Merrill becomes the first rhymina 
columnist. 

As a lyricist. Miss Merrill is established. These verses as they appear 
arc her surplus rhymes that had to be printed or placed in storas*. 



There' s a little house called my house, where the weeping s^gles light. 
Where they bring their woe.s and sorrows morning, afternoon and night. 
They come to me with tears and sighs till the soul within me tingles. 
Come all ye who suffer to my home for weeping singles. 



MRS. OFFIN'S DIVORCE 
CASE THROWN OUT 



Cross-Examination of Private 

Detectives Enough — Julia 

Ann Cody Exonei'ated 



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AaOR ARRESTED 

BYN. Y. AGENH 



•'.' MlddletWn, Conn., May B. 

George Usher, vaudcvillian, on a 
Warrant sent here from New York, 
was arrested on a charge of grand 
larceny while waiting his turn to 
appear at a local theatre. 

Usher waived extradition to re- 
•tum to New York to face the charge 

He explained his arrest by say- 
ing a former booking agent (name 
not divulged) was the complainant 
who alleged that he (Usher) owed 
him for commissions. 



SAM WILLIAMS WlTH GILBERT 

Sam VVilllama and L. Wolfe ail- 
bert, the P'eist staff sonpWrlter, have 
formed a vaudeville combination. 
Williams was the late K.ate Elincre's 
(Mrs. Williams) partner for many 
years. 



Van Hoven Returns to 
House That 'Canned' Him 

Springfleld, O., May 5. 

Frank Van Hoven is playing his 
first repeat date for Gua Sun at the 
Regent ^n 18 years. At the previous 
date when Frank was booked in for 
$25 a week the Sun manager can- 
celled him after ttie first show. 
Frank Is much more expensive now. 
about 1975 more so. 

He stopped the sho]v Mon.lay. 
Frank may have Improved since. 
At any rate the theatre has, but 
Frank doesn't figure the setting had 
anything to do with the change. 

The only thing to mar Van 3 re- 
turn was the absence of Sun from 
the firing line when Frank went on 
and bowled 'em over. 



Bernard and Cantor Sailing 

Eddie Cantor will take r\ trii* t« 
Europe, following the clositiK of 
"Kid Boots." He will leave eariy 
In June. 

Sam Bernard has rho.«eii a fail- 
ing date for this nionlli ami vvil. 
also travel abroad. 



The dismissal of Belle Offlns di- 
vorce suit against Phil S. Offln. the 
vaudtville agent In the Mar K 
Hayes ofllce, exonerates OfRn and 
Julia Ann Cody, a typist, now em- 
ployed in the Peerless Booking Of- 
fice, named in the proceeding. 

Justice Phoenix Ingrabam in the 
New York Supreme Court, after 
hearing Julius Kendier (Kendler A 
Goldstein) cross -exanvine Mrs. Of- 
fln's witnesses, inclijding the pri- 
vate detectives, dismissed the com- 
plaint from the bench. Although 
Miss Cody was in court, prepared^ 
take the stand in her own defenw, 
the dismissal did not necessitate her 
testimony. 

Mrs. 031n alleged discovering 
Miss Cody and Offln in the glrl'e 
apartment on West 88th street. The 
alleged co-respondent tn Affidavits 
set forth she shared the apartment 
with another girl and that the roMna 
were always open. 

On these and other representa- 
tions, Kendler was successful in 
winning a preference for his client, 
the trial taking place about seven 
weeks after Mrs. Oflin had been 
awarded $45 weekly alimony pend- 
ing the* trial. 



IBA M. CHADWZCK'S DIVORCE 

It occurred some moona ago but 
now, says Ida May Chadwick, it 
may be released. "It" la tha fact 
that Ida May aometirae ago pro- 
cured a divorce from her hu.sband. 

Other details are immaterial. Miss 
Chadwick asserts. 



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INDEX 

Of Pages in This Issue 

Miscellaneous 1 

Foreign 2 

Vaudeville 3-12 

Burlesque 20 

Legitimate 22-28 

Legitimate Reviews 27-28 

Sports _ 18 

Pictures 29-47 

Picture Reviews 46-47 

Film House Reviews 46-46 

Presentations 4$ 

Music 48-51 

Stock V 24 

Little Theatres 24 

Radio 48 

Editorials -■>. 21 

Csbaret 51 

Times Square . 19 

News from the Dailies... 13 

Opera and Concerts 25 

Outdoors 62-53 

Circus 54 

Inside Stuff— Legit 21 

" —Vaudeville .. 12 
" " —Pictures ... 44 

" —Music 51 

Obituary 54 

Correspondence 56 

Letter List 61 

Vaudeville Reviews 14-15 

Bills Next Week 16-17 

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"My piano player's left me, what am I goln' to do? 

I wouldn't cry, but you know that guy said he loved me, too. 

Oh, he treated me Just awful — don't the woman always pay?^ 

Why, he was Just a plugger — I made him what he Is today. 

And now he's gone and left me, why don't you call him up and *eo 

If you can't talk that ungrateful thing into coming back to me?'* 



And. after many bitter tears, I am left alone, ■■:, 

Only to liave someone else call me on the 'phone — 

"They want me to go on number four. Isn't that a shame? 

I should be next-to-closing with my salary and my name. 

It's someone in the office that's doing that to me. 

I can think ot only two or three, which one could it be?"* •• 

And she goes on and on and oq, then another comes along-— 

"I've been waiting since last Christmas Eve for my closing song, 

I know I have ho voice to sing and dancel Not for mine. 

I never did a dramatic bit, and comedy's not my line, 

But I know you know Just what I need — a couple of great big woirs — 

The kind that'll bring me back for six or seven bows." 



And so !t goes on. day by day, till my brain can't "vrlte !t.s Jingles. 
It's usarveiuus! It's glorious! My Home for Weepinj^ Singles. 



THE NEW ACT > 

"Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha," said the actor, "My act's all ready to show. 

Brand new songs and dialogue — I ought to get some dough. 

Paid (or all exclusive stuff and for orchestrations, too, 

Swell new drop and costumes — wow! It cost me many ^ sou. 

Now I'll go up to an agent and get a break- in -date. 

And let the otflce see it before it is too late. 

Want to route up for next season. I bet they're :oing to pay. 

ni show it now because the summer Is only five months awajr." 



He goes to AIX Wilton, that's thf agent he picks, 
Alf says, "Got a new act? Good. Take it out to the sticks. 
We -don't want the ofllce to get a report until we're sure It'a right, 
And if It's as good as you say it la — Money? Boy! Good night!" 
So the actor sees Fally Marcus, Fatly slaps his sweet on the ba^ 
Hands out the g6od old conning Salve as only Fally has the knack, 
"Got a new act, have you? What's it all about?" 
And the act's outlined to Fally and Fally says, "That's out. 
My houses Just wdnt slap-stick stuff — your act's too refined, 
I'm sorry I cant play It — You Understand. You don't raind"; 
So the actor walks up Broadway, wondering what he's goln' ta do, 
Then he calls on a teeny-weeny aj^ent — In t.\ft hp ralln on two. 
The teeny-weenies tell him he'll hear from them any day. 
He waits and waits and waits and waits, and .summer's Jtist (our months 
away. 



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At last he gets an opening date, "You play Poughkeepsie, sir, 
Saturday and Sunday and your salary's fifteen per; 
I get ten per cent, of that — I know you're in a trance — 
But they know you have a new act and they hate to take a chance." 
So the actor plays Poughka^psie and from there he Jumps to Lyon, 
Plays three weeks of those one-horse towns, and then he's al>out all in. 
Has to send costumes to the cleaners, have new orchestrations made. 
Besides losing a cotrple of hundred on the salaries he has paid. 
Discouraged and despondent, he wallcs along Broadway, 
Goes up to see Alf Wilton and summer's Just three months away. 



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He shows his reports to Alfle and says the a<?t's all set, 
"Good." speaks Mr. Wilton, "I'll see what house I can get.* 
He goes from booker to booker, they say their books are packed. 
"And, t>esldes. how can we book it when we haven't seei. the act?" 
And Die actor calls up Al( sachi^nd every day; another month 

slowly b>. 
And summer's Just two months away. 



The actor Kta "idr. Lauder, Mr. I.Auder sends for the books. 

He turns over pages and pages ahd looks and looks «nd looks. 

"The first opening I can give you is four we3ks from today," 

So the actor waits. What can hs do? And summer's Just one moi.th 

away. 
At last he gets a showing. The reports en the whole are good. 
The poor little actor Is Wild with joy. He had done the best he'couK. 
He rushes up to his agent, to him it was all too true, * 

"They like your act," spoke Alfle, ^'but what are w« going to doT 
The summer season's on us, I don't know where you're goin' to play. 
The houses are all closing — yep — tliey close a week from today. 
You'll have to lay off for the summer. Oh, everything will be great 
Come up and see me in the fall and we'll get another opening date." 



"I'm not goln' to put my life in Jeopardy," 

Said little Eftle Weston, 
"Jeopardy?" said Donald, "Where did you get that? 

I'ardon the question?" 
"You don't know whdt Jeopardy means?" aald Bfilc 

"Well, th.Tt's golnK some. 
Did you ever hear of a Jeopardy shorlfl? 

Oh, Donald, you'fe so dumb!" \. 



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WnXIAMS BOOKED HEBE 

Rnii stiy WillianiH, il.ti KnH'i!--h 
hoadluKf. has b^en booked for tho 
K"itli-AH>ea liou.>4es her# in the fall. 

Jpnie Jarol>« set the <.nga?rem<'nt. 



BILLY B. VAN'S 

PINE TREE SOAP 

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1841 Broadway, Studio F, N.Y. City 

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VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday, May 6, 1( 



WHEELER BROKE ARM; 
BROTHERS DID TWO-AQ 



And stopped the Show While 

Johnny Awaited the 

Ambulance 



San Francisco, May 5. 
Claude Sweeten, leader ot the 
Golden Gate theatre orchestra, was 
playing the overture; the picture 
was over, and the first show of the 
afternoon was :-eady to tiart. The 
Wheeler Trio, opening the bill, were 
back of the drop, and Johnnie 
Wheeler said, "I'm stiff, let's lim- 
ber up." 

A quick pull-up and Johnnie was 
balanced on the hands pf his 
brother. But Johnnie must have 
„J>e«n more than stiff, (or suddenly 
he lost balance — a twist, a plunge, 
and he crashed to the floor. There 
he lay unconscious and with his left 
arm broken, his shoulder dislocated 
— the orchestra finished the over- 
ture, and the buzzer warned for the 
opening act. 

Harry Etten, property man, had 
seen the accident. As he ran to the 
side of the fallen acrobat, he ripped 
his sleeve from his shirt and called 
to Tony Kenna, the stage carpenter, 
"Break a batten — make a splint, 
quick." Kenna's mind was as quick 
as that of hia assistant. 

Tenderly they carried Johnnie off- 
stage, leaving the two brothers 
standing there — the show was r«fl4y 
to start; Sweeten was playing their 
music, i^d Johnnie, broken and 
bruised, lay there while the ambu- 
lance was racing to thfl theatre. 
They had to go on — senthxient meant 
nothing to those out front, who had 
paid to be amused. 

They did go en— 'they did a two- 
act, and a good one; tears may 
have dimmed their eyes, sadness 
•may have rested on their hearts — 
but they went on, and in a moment 
did «. two-act that stopped the show. 
Dr. Arthur Relnstein, the show- 
man,'* friend In San Francisco, 
rushied Wheeler to the Emergency 
Hospital; later he was taken to the 
St. Francis Hospital, where he is 
resting easily. 

Cliff Work, house manager at the 
Golden Gate, reported the accident 
to the Orpheum Circuit's home of- 
fice, and back came the reply, "Pay 
Wheelar Trio full salary. Socry for 
acciflent." 



Dooley-Barton Fight; 
Martha Morton Faints 

Chicago, May 6. 

Martha Morton (Dooley and Mor- 
ton) while playing the Palace, exe- 
cuted a faint following their slow 
motion dance. It resulted in the 
turn being let out for the balance 
of the engagement. 

According to reports prior to 
their opening the act had words 
with James Barton, whom they re- 
fused to follow. The differences It 
is understood developed into a 
heated argument resulting in a 
flght. 

Dooley and Morton have been en- 
gaged for the new edition of "Scan- 
dals" and are slated to report for 
hehearsals shortly. 



"Crack" Swecipt South 

New Orleans, May 5. 

A few days ago at Memphis 
Sandy Shaw "died" at one of 
the performances. Toward th« 
end of bis act ha said to the 
leader, "The N. V. A, can send 
me my $1,000 now." 

The house manager repri- 
manded Shaw but the "crack" 
has spread over the entire 
south. "k"!- • 



Kouns Reengaged 

Philadelphia, May S. 

Immediately after their perform- 
ances yesterday at Fox's picture 
theatre here, the Kouns Sisters 
were re-engaged to return to Fox's 
week May 18. 

This is the first picture theatre 
the sisters have appeared in. 



Howard-Case's Wedding 

Joe Howard and Anita Case, the 
prima donna In the Joe Howard 
"Toy Shop" turn are reported as 
having secretly married in Janu- 
ary. According to friends of both 
the maAiage Is stlU being kept 
secret ifor personal reasons. 



BUSTER KEATON XEIITIONED 

Buster Keaton and Jackie Coogan 
are mentioned as possibilities for 
Kelth-Albea summer bookings. It 
y^ ill, mark Keaton's return to vaude- 
ville, he having last appeared as a 
member of the family act "The 
Three Keatons." 



Diamond Rings in^Pawn 
Included in Court'd Order 

qhlca^o, May K. 

It cost Harry B. Oannon, an elec- 
trician at the Rialto. rather expen- 
sively for having been "cruel" to his 
ex-wlfe, Oeneveve Gannon, non- 
professional. She has been awarded 
a decree with |26 a week alimony 
for five years. «}00 cash. SZSe for 
solicitor's fees and in addition Gan- 
non mmt take two diamond rings 
out of pawn and hand them over to 
his wife. 

The jMtir yvere married June 4, 
192 J. " ^ 

' Leo Welskopf represented the 
wife ^ho attnuutes ner matrimonial 
difficulties to too much mother-in- 
law. 



TEmrS XETUBN PALACE DATE 

Trinl will play a return date at 
the Palace, New York. May 18. The 
act played the house five weeks ago 
at which time it ^as held over for 
a second week being , the second 
production act to be held over at 
the house in two years. 

The turn was produced by Ralph 
Farnum and includes Hurtado's 
Royal Marimba orchestra. Warren 
Jackson and Darlo Borsani. 



11a|py" Jack No Km 



Chicago, May 
Jack Oardner, once an actor 
now an agent, moved h\ ofli« 
last week- In his acting days J« 
was light-hearted and canfree m 
used to be called "Happy j( 
Gardner; but those days are 1ob_ 
past and that itreflx about JoyfiSI 
nesB doesn't go since he became 
agent. 

To commemorate the occasion 
Jack's office- warming, a bunch 
bis pals and admirers got togett 
and presented him with a lart^e 
ornate bouquet of vegetables. 



CALLS WABRHrOTON CRUE^ 

Chicago, Muy 6. 

Edith Warrington, residing at tttl 
Sunnyside avenue, Chicago, is sutag'l 
Fred Warrington for divorce. Tlwi 
husband impersonates a donltey.ja' 
the floor show at the Terrace (iu* 
den Cafe. 

The wife cites he "kicked, struelbl 
choked and beat" her. which sl^^ 
feels is reason enough for the coarti 
to free her and give her |35 a week : 
for the support of the two childre^^ 
.ages three and six. 



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Presence of mind saved Frances 
Starr from serious Injury last week 
when she was attacked by a baboon 
back stage at Keith's. 

Miss Starr, ready to go on in her 
playlet, passed close to the three 
baboons used by Kokin and Gaietti 
In their act. One of the monkeys 1 
sprang at Miss Starr, but she j 
bravely fought him off until stage 
hands saved her. 

She exclaimed: "At last I've been 
initiated Into vaudeville — I've been 
bitten .by a monkey," and went 
with her playlet. 



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^Third Suicide Attempt 
) f Kills Young Acrobat 

Chicago, May 5. 

I>>attk Koenig, 28, acrobat, com- 
mitted suicide l{ist week by throw- 
ing himself in front of an auto-. 
motHle. The coroner's jury ac- 
quitted the driver of the car. 

Koenig attempted suicide on two 
prevloftis occasions it is said, 
l^roodfaig over the plight of his 
par«n|il in Germany is ascribed as 
the c^Use of the acrobat's suicide. 



Eileen Christie's Divorce 

Bridgeport, Conn., May 5 
Irene Welch-Doyle, professionally 
Eileen Christie, was married July 
18, 1918, when 17, to Leo Doyle, 19. 
They eloped from Weehawken, N. J,, 
fleeing to Toronto, where they were 
married. Her husband deserted her 
the following day. 

Miss Christie so testified In her 
actioil.,f«i' divorce In the Superior 
Court Uer6. A decree was gr.inted 
her 'if^fti. ptrm\»B\on to resume her 
maiden name. 

If iss Chrl||t4^ 4* tuair Iq New fork 
p1ay-br<M(l«c. 8h« last appeared on 
tha »t*ge in vaudeville with James 
Doyls. 



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TO MORROW 



Not yesterday, but tomorrow 

is what you are primarily interested in. 

Piast performances, with their records are 
'.inow lv5? history. .. 

What will the morrow bring? 

From United Arrists "Corporation, to-, 
morrow will bring no idle promises, no 
camouflaged ' assurances, no sugar-coated 
.announcement of what it hopes to do. 

It will present the productions o( the greatest 
'stars in the world. Thbse of M'ary Pickford, 
Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W.f 
Griffith, Rudolph Valentino. William S. 
, I;Iart and' others. 

Adhering strialy to the original purpose 

• .of concentrating only upon the superlative 

' Itype of productions, it plans a strialy lim-^ 

Jted output, but at the same time a definite 

iVolume of material. . , _^. 

(The rbinimum of pictures, next season, will 
'be twelve for the year. On the other hand, 
:'- the maximum will b^ fifteen. 

^Such facts come as a joyous announcement 
to exhibitors. It will offer far more produa 
of only meritorious quality — marketed on 
the most equitable basis et>er presented. 



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VARIETY 



MISS LA RUE BOOKED BY ORPHEUM 
ALSO PLAYED KEmrS PALACE 



Reported Taken OfF K.-A. ''Available List*' for 
Appearing at Picture Theatre in Philadelphia — 
Dorothy Jardon Also, After Fox*s Engagement 

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Grace La Rue opens a coast tour 
of the Qrpheum Circuit (vaudeville) 
next week at San Francisco. LAst 
week Miss La Rue played the Pal- 
ace, Chicago, and prior to that the 
Palace, Cleveland. 

Miss La Rue, after playing an en- 
gagement at Fox's Philadelphia 
(picture house), was reported as 
having been taken from the Keith- 
Albee "acts desirable" list. The 
Palace, Cleveland, is a K.-A. the- 
atre. 

Dorothy Jardon. who also played 
Fox's, Phllly, is now on Orpheum 
Circuit route. 



Mrs. Frank Crumit Sues 

Bridgeport, Conn., May 5. 

After separated from her hus- 
band, Frank Crumit, for two years, 
meanwhile living with her mother 
nt fJound Beach, Mrs. Ethel Crumit 
has filed an action for divorce in the 
Superior Court here. 

The Crumit.s were married about 
10 years ago. Their proper name is 
Cruinet. 

Mr. Crumit has been lately re- 
ported as about to re-enter vaude- 
ville, with Julia Sanderson. 



Munns' Girl Twins 

Chicago, May 5. 

Mr. and Mr.s. Harry F. Munns are 
the parents of twin girls, born April 
20 in this city. 

Mr. Munn's other claim to fame 
i<t the widely known local theatrical 
attorney. 



BOB WATSOir FATING ALIMONT 

Bobby Wat.son has adjusted his 
matrimonial differences with his 
wif^ by agreeing to pay $40 weekly 
alimony. Watson is remitting at 
the rate of $65 a week, the extra 
$25 per being to make up an ac- 
crued balance of $300 arrears. Mr«, 
Watson thrice moved to punish the 
coniedian for contempt of court for 
falA^e to pay the alimony regu- 
larljr and was successful the third 
time after two technical set-backa. 

Watson leaves "My Girl" Sat- 
urday. 



Siamese Child Born Hare 
A child was bom to Mme. Klj- 
prasert, of the Royal Siamese 
Troupe while the act was playing 
Keith's, Dayton, recently. The 
father was notified by cable to 
Bangkok, Siam. 



FREE SCHOLARSHIP 
, FOR jyilATEURS 



Three free scholarships for 
the New York Preparatory 
Stage College will be awarded 
the winners of prizes at an 
amateur minstrel frolic to be 
held the week of May 18 at 
Loew's Gates, Brooklyn 

The minstrel show will be 
In line with the Loew business- 
pulling methods of exploita- 
tion and will have as cast of 
at least 60 neighborhood ama- 
teurs. While this idea has 
been used before at the house 
and at other Loew theatres, 
the plan of presenting scholar- 
ships to the three best per- 
formens is believed to be new. 
In arranging it the Loew of- 
fice is working with Victor 
Hyde and TarasofT, directors 
of the Preparatory Stage Col- 
lege. Hyde la staging the 
show, which is to be entirely 
in minstrel form. 

The scholarships provide for 
free training for three months 
with optional teaching after if 
the pupils contlDue to show 
prorai.se. If ,the scholarship 
idea proves a box office asset, 
the Loew forces er|>eCt to i>ut 
it on at their other bouses. 



SAIABY sun DISMIS6ED 

LiUia Crawford's claim for $1,500 
salary against Anita Stewart was 
dismissed by Judge Schmuck In the 
City Court Monday through the 
plaintiff, formerly a member of Miss 
Stewart's act, "Modes of the 
Moment," failing to appear in 
court. 

Miss Crawford's counsel averred 
she was out-of-town which was in 
disregard to a peremptory order 
the week before that the case l>e 
tried Monday or be dismissed. 



PAN SHIFT IN PORTLAND 

Portland, Ore., May i. 

Warner Brothers have control of 
the old Pantages theatre. It will be 
some time before the new 3waerd 
can operate the house. 

Pantages has taken over the Hip- 
podrome here, where Pen shows 
will go when the old house is va- 
cated. 



Astoria, Ore, May 5. 

The Warner theatre, the new 
name of the hou.se here taken over 
by Warner Bros., will play Acker- 
man Harris vaudeville two nights a 
week, starting in about a month. 

Ed. J. Fisher will book the shows. 



360 AT 7. M. P. A. DIRNER 

The ninth annual dinner of the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective As- 
sociation was held Monday alght at 
the Hotel Plasa. Over 360 guests 
attended. 



Sugarfoot GafFney in Turn 

Sugarfoot Gaffney, minstrel from 
"Lasses White's Minstrels," will 
open on the Kelth-Albee circuit 
next week. He wlH be assisted by 
Tex Hendriz. 



Orpheum*s Biggest 

House in St. Louis 

Chicago, May 5. 

The Orpheum Circuit will shortly 
build a theatre In St. Louis, the 
largest house on the circuit, with a 
capacity of 4,000 seats. 

It will 1)0 called The St. Louis and 
erected in the family neighborhood 
near Grand and Morgan streets. 

As the new house will be but a 
few block.s away from the RIalto, 
the present junior Orpheum house, 
that theatre will be turned into 
feature films. It is reported that 
Balabun & Katz have made an of- 
fer for the Rialto and other large 
film concerns would like to gel the 
house for run pictures. 



**CharIey*s Aunt" 

On K.-A. Time 

' Ch.uley ;» Aunt" (Producers DIs- 
trilutliig Corp.>, is going to make 
the tour of the Keith- Albee pop 
houses. 

It iH iiosv .scheduled to be shown 
May 21 -.'4 In some of the K-\ New 
York houses. 



$1 TOP AT HIP 

The Ilipikodrome. New York, wi!l 
remain open for June at $1 top for 
the iiiriht performances and l»Oc. for 
the matinees. 

The decision to defer closing the 
house wa.s arrived at this week, fol- 
lowing the generous business the 
house is doing this week with Flor- 
ence Mills and Texas Guinan as 
headllners. 

The current bill Is expected to 
gross close to $40,000 for the week. 



AKBON LEASE ASSIGNED 

Ahron, O., May 6. 
A 9!)-year lease on the site of the 
B. F. Keith theatre, being built la 
South High Street, has been as^ 

signed to the Akron Operating Co. 
of New York, a holding company, 
by the holders of the lease, the 
Akron Enterprise Co., Charles A. 
Barblan, president. 

The ye.\rly renta' will be $31,000 
on the property. The house will 
seat 2,000. By terms of the lease 
the Kelth-Albee office will book the 
vaudeville bills. 



TO MORROW 



For instance, ^tomorrow will bring 

Mary Pickford ii}*^';Littlc Annie Rooncy",'a 
coiQcdy in which her every inimitable qualifi- 
cation will be given 'sway; Charlie Chaplin in 
^The Gold Rush", the greatest 'and most 
stupendous Qyiplin comedy of all time; Douglas 
Fairbanks in "Don Q, Son of Zorro"; D. W! 
'Griffith's;. 'gaily of the^Sawdust"; Rudolph' 
yalentino inijThe Bronse Collar"; and William^. 
.S. Hart in'a spectacular western story, the title 
.6fjirhich'wiU_be**announced bter.'*"^ ' 

iThinlc of just those six." And tomorrow becomes 
brighteiTand happier for every exhibitor. ^ 

The 'six greatest stars, producing for you the 
six greatest^produaions of the coming season.) 
Greatest, because' thcie producing units are ai^ 
sblutcly free fromjthe*deadening requirements] 
of quantity produaiojny 

Of greatest importance to"the exhibitorjjTthej 
manner in which'thcsc^onderful piaures will 
be.,distributedJ|.Each picture ^will bejnarketed 
singly^cach sold on^an individual basis^cacn 
oflfcred only"on its/neritljNoprogram or^lock' 
booking$?5[^No'grouping forj:he purpose" of aj 
single contraa^thus giving to the industry the 
greatest|^ndJpQO$cTmeritorious]JproduaionsA 
upon^an I'absolutel^ independent^n^^Toff "1 
markets 

It's tomorrow you are interested in and here are 
the greatest produaions of tomorrow? 



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VARIETY 



VAUUEVILLfi 



Wednesday, May 6, 1( 



50 YEARS AGO 

(From "The CUpper" of May. 1875) 



The Grand opera house collapsed 
April 28, 1875. Not actually, but as 
« business pfoposltion. The salaries 
weren't paid, and when tb« man- 
agement asked the coihpany to go 
on a <5o-operatlTe basis, they re- 
fused. 



Harrlgan an<). Hart were coiiwi<l'- 
erlng ac^inf; in a tr^aJf. dr^ima fit 
Wallaclc'a during the summer 
months and this pews created the 
Impression that they were to desert 
the variety stage. They declared 
it wAsn't so. 



Milton Noblea (who succeeded 
Prank Bacon in the title role of 
'\LIgbtnln* ") was breaking in his 
n«w dramas -''Jim Bludsoe," wbieb 
had been oonvtrueted- from the poem 
then popular. -He' was opening in 
th4 Jersey City iopcra house, 

Charlotte Cushman wasv making 
h*ir larewell totir With Geori;e Van- 
dtnhofl lis her leading iban. Her 
r^iD4M^tolr« %as classic and her busi- 
nesiT rated ks excellent. 



O. B. Joiful was the name of a 
legit actor of the day playing in 
•"Tried and True." 



HIE DRESSY SIDE 

, By SALUE 



Clothes Display 

"Fifth Avenue Models" has been Ingeniously directed with many 
amusing scenes and two very interesting settings. Mary PMlbin Is 
tuost attractive as the energetic but not flirtatious Isoel Ludani, and 
at the psychological moment Norman Kerry, the good looking wealthy 
art connoisseur buys Mary's father's painting. 

The hair pulling bout between Mary aijid one of the manikins gives 
a big kick, and the interest Is well sustained. In a simple tailored 
oi)e-button short coat worn with a Peter Pan blouse tie, and rolled tur* 
ban with tiny ribbon band carrying a bag. Miss Philbin's outfit Is typi- 
cal of the pooi:"glrI. 

Dressed as the manikin In white with skirt slightly hooped flounced 
in white ostrich long satin studded waist lew neck with white flowers 
ornamenting her simple head-dress done in two coils at neck, she is 
lovely in her simplicity. 

Rose Dione's white long gown, worn in her establishment, with deep 
white feathered flounce as skirt trijnming flowing stefsves, edged Jn 
ostrich and many pearls is in good taste. Rosemhry Theby's furred 
trimmed straight lined coat with a roUed felt hat with a smart bow ef- 
fect at back is very good grooming, and h®r Whjte de<ion«te worn with 
a head-dress coronet of pearls is excellent. . 

The manikins' showing of costiune^ is luxurious in this picture. One 
velvet wrap with the bottom and collar of ernUne and a Jong very de<ioi- 
letf to waist back, black velvet gown, bordered In rbinestones and a huge 
feathered fan is one of the most elaborate. The most striking, perhaps, 
is the silver drees with oval cut back and silver fringed skirt Short worn 
with silver hose and pumps over which .is thrown a silver shawl em- 



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broidered in roses with deep fringe floaOclng of Mlvier. The batl 
manikin wears a slick satin bathing suit over which la a new 
.«atln cai>e paneled front with the cape effect thrown carelessly over 
shoulder, .... '. . ,. 

"Fifth Avenue Models" Is a winner for the ladles. ' 



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^'Sizzlina Fun" 

"The Night Club" (wrpngly named), at the Plalto this week, is s)z2„ 
with fun and action. It's a clever satire on thi melodrama, with many 
fpnny scenes. 

Lioulse Fazenda, aaU7armen, looks well in her fringed shawl and hog*' 
comb, and is breexy. Miss Reynolds is energetic ae a heroine and wears 
two be<;oming outfits, a simple dinner full skirt one piece cut low and 
a becoming ensemble suit. .r^ /^^'i ■•t^r 

Star at 80 

That master of the violin and teachers, Leopold Auer, had a special 
affair at Carnegie that packed the batll and returned $20,000 to the grand 
old man of the strings. 

Not one of the' bHlllant and fashionable audience oould fail to appre* 
ciate tbfit, though surrounding the old master were some of his famous^ 
pupils, who had thrilled thousands themselves, they again came under 
his spell when playing with him and looked up to Iheir teacher as th4 ' 
master he was and is in token of regard as well as afTeetlbn. 

Leonold Auer's muslcale at 86 and in Carnegie Will go down in tbk ■ 
annals of music. * tv' 



Acts Did Their Prettiest * ' j'«V 

The audience at the Metropolitan's N. V, A. entertainment Sunday* 
night by their generous applause sesmed to surp on the desire of tbiT^ 
artists to do their prettiest. 

The Tiller 'girls from the "Follies" wpre white satin suits with red' 
shapps sides, large white cowboy effect felt ha^s. Laurette Taylor 
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Lott was playing currently in 
"Zip," while another of the old 
liners, Lawrence Barrett, was play- 
ing without much business luck. 



. Denman Thompson, of "The Old 
Homestead," hadn't written thi^. 
play as yet, but a comparative- 
youngster, was playing and lea^lq^i 
rights to a burletta, '*Joa&tt4 llPhft- 
comb and the Fea^tfi^^^theifs." 
That was the oRSft^ character 
from which^ the . fanfi<M« ipilay was 
mad«fc^:i^-'%. >i; • - : -< 

Ral^h Waldo Bmerson and Hr. 
Oliver "Wendell Holmes, the literiiry 
lightir'oC their day, had ''gotten en- 
thuslasttd over performances given 
by 'CiOMO^Ar's Original Oeor^ti|. 
MHiftrelf, that type of a show being 
neiifri^ 'north fit the time. Both 
t}mmmon and Holmes had forsaken^ 
the tpvBe long enough to write pub-' 
lie Ullirbs for the show. 

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N«W York's current shows were: 

liirceum— Mme. Ristori in reper-' 
tolfHk 

O^mpic— Sol Smith Russell. 

Bowery Opera House — BuffalOi 
BlfU' 

F^h Avenue — "The Big Bon>^ 



New Opera HouoC — San FrancisOiit 
Mfafttrels. ^ 

■Weeds' Museum — Johnn/ Thomp'<< 
•on |a "On Hand.' ,• 

yaloB Square — "The Two Or-« 
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BeWery — George Thompson hi 
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Revue with six people featuring 
Gauthler Sisters. 

Vera Sabina .tnd Co^, in jnew. 
turn. ...... 

Peggy English tilntUi.t'i ',' /' .. 

"Vknities of 1»26," 4 men » 

wonwn. 

F|Te Serenaders, 4 men, 1 woman. 

I /ean Duvall, assisted by Roy 

' Heitaan. 

li^rtln Webb, harpist, will return 
to valudevilie in a new act with John 
Reipuio, brother of Phil Romano. 

licorice Barrett has shelved his 
foriaer playlet, "The Road to Cal- 
cuttj^" and will shortly begin re- 
heanals for 'vTh#Man From Shang- 
hai." Three others in support. 

Nanee O'Neil will remain in 
vauJIeVllle next season. She Is at 
present rehearsing a new vehicle 
"Evening I>ress Indispensable" 
which will supplant her present 
vehicle, "All The World's a Stage," 
by Alfred Sutro, which the actress 
has utilized for the past year over 
the Keith and Oipheum circuits. 
Sugarfoot Gaffney and Tom Hen- 
' driat 

Aiezander Dobrohotoff and Bal- 
ll, aladta Orchestra (13). 

mtlca Singers of Russia «). 
TAeJina Deeaso and Co. (I). 
M^yer Oolden's Masterpieces (ty. 
.-^iafler Brothers and Ruth (3). 
, ^Walter "Unicyclisf Nllsson. 
-Ovonoll^ and lances. 
J^tbd Itevte (^ 
Ruese, T^^Hi)/Bus4i> <S). 
H ;enm LewW With six girls, 
%. Jeeeph aantley'* annual vaude- 
t- vliai Tevue.' with rvy Sawjer, 
^ opened at Keith's, Boetbn, last week. 
''. . Clualce B. Mt^deck has revived 
"A Man In the Dark," a sketch of 
•several seasons ago. Robert T. 
Haynes will be featured in the re- 
jrtral. 



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VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



INDEPENDENTS MAY ORGANIZE 
FOR REGULAR TIME AND MONEY 



RUGOLES* SETUBN 

Charles Uugglea will retire from 
"White Collars" at the Cort In two 
weeks to return to vaudeville. 

Ruggles will revive the same act 
he played for a week prior to Join- 
ing the legit attraction but with an 
entire new cast. 



fieed Protection to Hold Acts anchNeed Better Ones 
— Route Necessary and Uniform Salary t<%Bene- 
fit Performers and Bookers Alike 



With current preparations ma- 
terializing there will be more weeks 
'of consecutive bookings in the inde- 
pendently booked small timers 
' ttext season than ever before. Six 
bookers ^landling the bulk of In- 
dependent business out of New York 
are planning to hold conclave dur- 
ing the summer to discuss an inter- 
change schedule that would benefit 
the performers and bookers if ratl- 
fled. 

The arrangement would make for 
continuous work at good salary for 
acts of merit available for inde- 
pendent time and would also serve 
as protection agralnst having 
standard circuits take good material 
after a few weeks of independent 
time. 

The acta would know where they 
were at for at least a stipulated 
r.umber of weeks at the opening of 
the season and could be seen by the 
standard circuit bookers while play- 
ing around Instead of going In un- 
der the handicap of the usual 
"show" performance for little more 
than expense money. The Inter- 
change arrangement ^ between 
bookers will call for a uniform 
salary and also make for shorter 
jumps. 

A similar plan had b^en partially 
worked out last sumniBr when an 
" attempt was made to consolidate all 
independent bookers In New Vork 
Into an organization but this Idea 
fell by the waysid*. With most of 
the bookers scouting the Idea of 
organization several at least are in- 
* terested In the current plan which 
will be attempted when the new sea- 
son ushers In. 



' ' nx AM) nrjuEED 

Irene Borry has left the Belvedere 
Sanitarium, Los Angeles, recovered, 
and l8 at the Leighton Hotel, same 

city. 

(Jeraldine Markham ("Stepping 
Stones") recovering from effects of 
injdrifts received in auto accident, 
Chk>a^o; confined to St. Luke'a 
hom>^l. 

lirm: Madge Nillls, wife of Ar- 
th*- asiilHs (Handers and Nillls) 
sertoJlsly ill in Fifth Avenue Hos- 
pital. 

Doris Riley ("My Girl") In autoi-; 
mo^iif accident. New Rochelle, N.' 
T.,|A6rll 28, removed to hospital In 
th« ,«lty. 

^bxtma Trentini, who callapsed at 
the- ^lace. New York, last week, 
wh|!l^ singing. Is home quite ill with 
■clfti(A. 

^ward Lewis, formerly manager 
8l4 Street. New York, now In the 
K.^A^ foreign departipent, Jll with 
Inmivnza. 

darle and Lucille have been com- 
pelled to cancel all future bookings 
pei|^diRg the recovery of Miss Lucille 
frotn an attack of rhuematlcs which 
■wi$ |teep her eonflned to her nome 
forT several weeks. 

AtMn Menken. featured In 
"Seventh Heaven," recently oper- 
ate upon for appendicitis, rejoined 
th^ company this week. 

Arthur F. Driscoll (O'Brien, Male- 
vinspky & Driscoll) is home with a 
cafe of tonsllitls. 



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IHOUSES OPENING 



MISS RASGH'S HEW BALLET 

Albertlna Rasch has produced a 
new ballet, "The Gypsy Mas- 
queraders," for the Keith-Albee 
Circuit. This will mark .her third 
production for the big time this 
season, the others being the "Pas- 
telle Ballet" and "Albertlna Rasch 
Girls." 



MIXED SHOWS OH BOWERT 

The Royal (formerly Miner's 

Bowery), has been taken over by 

.Feldman A Shapiro, the latter as- 
suming tenancy June 1 and with the 
current policy of Italian stock dls- 
laced by English and Jewish vaude- 
ville. 



TtM Strand, jfreehold, N. J., has 
swjtcheil its bookings from Fally 
Mirkus to Jack Linder. It plays 
sir act Friday* and Saturdays. 

The United, Freehold, N. J., has 
added midweek vaudeville in addi- 
tion to the Saturday shows and is 
now playing six acts on Wednes- 
days and Saturdays, booked through 
the Dow Agency, New York. 

The Arverne, Arvernp, N. Y.. will 
play four acts with picture Fridays 
^d Saturdays beginning this week. 



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HOUSES CLOSING 



JKeith's, 'Syracuse, closes next 
tioek. Keith's, Lowell, Mass.. closes 
May 30. 

Palace. Manchester, closes week 
of May 25. * 



If you don't advertise in 

VARIETY 

don't advertiae 



Shea Buys Two in Ashtabula 
Ashtabula. O., May 6. 
M. A. Shea, of Feiber & Shea, of 
New York, has taken over for his 
own account, the full working in- 
terest of the local picture theatres. 
Shea formerly held a 25 per cent in- 
terest in the houses. 



IH AHD OUT 

Roscoe Ails and Co. were forced 
to leave the bill at the 81st Street 
Theatre last Thursday evening, 
when Kate Pullman sprained her 
ankle. 

Trentini left the bill at the Palace, 
New York, Thursday with Fritzi 
Scheff going on for the matin%e and 
the balance of the week. The 
operatic singer was suffering with 
throat trouble. 



HERBERT TRIBIITE 

(Continued from page 1) 

Carlton which will be the remoto 
control source of the^entertalnment. 
The Ritz entertainment will be 
strictly a private performance, with 
but a few privileged people In at- 
tendance, Silvio Hein. secretary of 
the American Society, has the me- 
morial in charge. 

Among others who will broadcast 
will tc Ann FItzlu, Alice Nielson, 
Fritzl Scheff, Eugene Cowles, Ru- 
dolf Frlml, Vlollnskl and Nahan 
Franko. These include artists who 
have been irrevocably opposed to 
radio, but acceding In honor of the 
great composer. It will require spe- 
cial dispensation from the Kelth- 
Albee ofllclals In some Instances. 

Augustus Thomas will officiate as 
master of ceremonies with Gene 
Buck, associate. 



Hilliam Closes Revue 

B. C. HilMam's vaudeville revue, 

Dears and Ideas," which had been 

playing independent dates In the 

middle west closed last week. The 

piece was a girly flash featuring 

Betty Oallendar. 

It wag produced out of New York. 



WHITEMAN'S CONCERTS 

(Continued from pa«e 1) 

be Iconoclastic In shattering: all 
fetishes that have been erected in 
the music world which compares 
everything to European standards 
Just as many years ago the medical 
world went by the Viennese medicos 
and the architects by the Latin 
school whereas today American 
medical progress and architecture 
Is the standard of the world. 

To prove there Is a typical Amer- 
ican school of music, the revolu- 
tionary concerta by Whlteraan and 
his concert orchestra, which will be 
augmented to II next season, will 
offer a Negro opera by George 
Gershwin; a typically American bal- 
let; a "Family Ford" musical work 
by Deems Taylor ( n ho has also 
been commissioned to contribute to 
the Metropolitan opera house and 
New York Symphony Society 
repertoire) ; and Leo Sowerby's 
"Monotony," a rbapsodle in Indigo > 
music. 

For these concerts, Whiteman will 
be assisted by popular artists on - 
the order of Blossom Seeley and 
Bennle Fields for the Negro Inter- 
pretati<vu. Belle Baker, Jane Oreen, 
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VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



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Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



15 YEARS AGO 

(From Variety and "Clipper") 



The opposition between the 
Hagenbcck show and the "101 
Ranch" and Wild West was getting 
hotter through mid-western terri- 
tory. In Columbus It reached its 
peak when both shows arrived the 
same day. The circus got worsted 
in business, the Wild West troupe 
going to an overflow and the circus 
not quite gettli g capacity. 



Charles B. Kohl offered $100 for 
a substitute word for "vaudeville." 
His argument was that it no longer 
■ignlfled hlgh-claas variety enter- 
tainment. 

Jeff DeAngelia was playing In 
raudeviUe with "Trial by Jury," the 
solitary one act operetta of the Gil- 
bert and Sullivan output. 



Variety in a notice praised Anna 
Pavlowa for being a good show- 
man. She was referred to as "that 
Russian girl," but that was before 
she got so famous. Mikhail Mord- 
kin was working with her. at the 
Palace, London. 



Freeman Bernstein, financial wiz- 
ard and think-fast guy, was run- 
ning an uptown cabaret in Fort 
George. His brother had been run- 
ning a place across the street for 
some time. 

"Sure," said Freeman, "we speak. 
What made you think we didn't. 
It's brotherly opposition." 



Talk was current concerning the 
conversion of the 4,00<f-«eat Man- 
hattan opera house Into a Hammer- 
stein vaudeville proposition. This 
talk came Immediately following the 
retirement of Oscar Hammerstein 
as a grand opera Impresario. 



Mme. Bernhardt was preparing to 
plunge into vaudeville, the debut to 
be made in England. Wilh another 
tremendous headliner in the shoK. 
the Coliseum's show was figured to 
cost over $10,000. double its usual 
outlay. 



The elephants of the Rlngllng cir- 
cu»W«nt on a stampede in DanvlJle. 

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ENOAGElOlirFS 

Alice Fischer, Grant Stewart, Bea- 
trice Swanson, "The Bride Retires." 

Julia Sanderson, Donald Brian and 
Frank Crumlt to co-star in Boston 
company of "No, N^ Nanette." 

l>ooley and Morton, "Scandals." 

Cflirystal Heme, "A Bit of Love" 
(special matinees). 

Gladys Wilson, Arthur Byron, 
James Rennle, "Spring Fever." 

Josephine Victor, Henry Stephen- 
son. George Kerr. "The Pelican." 

Joseph E. Greene replaces Tom 
H. Walsh (deceased) in "Hell's 
Bells." 

Marguerite Sylva, "Cousin Sonla." 

KUzabeth Hines, Louis Calhem, 
Ann Andrews, Clare Weldon. Con- 
sUnce Howard, Elolse Stream. Wal- 
lace Clark, George Graham, Walter 
Palmar, George Cushman. George 
Cukor's stock. Lyceum, Rochester. 

Bobby Polsom. vaudeville, for 
Earl Carroll's "Who Cares?" 

Doris Downs, -Lola Taylor. Bea- 
trice Durant. "The Love Song." 

iiZfi** ^*""« Cooper replaces 
Adrlenno Morrl«»n, "Love for Love." 
Marguerite Rlsser, Alexander J. 
Herbert. Robert Cummings, Edgar 
%h^*'°*'* Owen, John Burklll, 

Br^iiS'lirby'** *°' **"-«^* "^»'« 
Franclne Larrlmore to replace 
MMT Duncan. "Queen Mab." 

Tis2Jfi!*i 5^^"~^''"' ^'Ph Forbes, 
Frederick Pen^ Robert Randel, 
Auiiol Lee, Ernest Stallard. for 
summer stock at the Belasco. Wash- 
ington. 

Gladys Wilson. "Spring Fever." 
viTlenne Osborne to replace Le- 
nore Ulrlc In "The Harem." 

Gail Kane for Spring Festival at 
Portland, Me.; Shakespearean re- 
vivals. 

Allen Moore, Valerie Valalre. 
Henry Wlttemore, Howard Free- 
man. Florence Huntington, Lester 
Bryant's Chicago summer stock. 

Mary Carroll. Max Hoffman Jr. 
CJharles Lawrence, Thomas Jack- 
lon, Harold Vizard, William Bal- 
four, Averlil Harris, Pat Leonard 
•When You Smile," with Oscar 
Sagel directing. 

Hal Skelly, Will Morrlssey, Mldgle 
Miller. "Chatterbox," revue. 

Ian Maclaren, Phyllla Joyce, 
^liltford Kane, Dorothy Sands, 
tfarc Loebell, Charles Webster. Ann 
)chmldt, "The Critic." 

William Pollard, general under- 
tudy, "Is Zat Sor* Adelphl, Chl- 

Bobby Vail and wife,- for musicai 
tock, RlvoU, Denver. 

A cast change will be m.ido in 
The Green Hat" this w«ek in Chl- 
ago, Tonle Bruce replacing. Baj-- 
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RIGHT OFF THE DESK 

. By NELLIE REVELL 

Now that the N. V. A. benefits have swelled the sick fund of that 
organization by over a half million dollars In a single day, the world 
is beginning to sit up and take notice of a profession that, once looked 
upon as happy-go-lucky and financially Incompetent, is now demon- 
strating an ability to take care of its own, transcending the efforts of 
any other. 

To those who know the inside working of the amusement field, such 
a reversal is no surprise, for in no other Industry do the magnates, the 
men at the top. whose days are so busy that they lunch most of the 
time at their desk, give of themselves so freely In the service of their 
lesser and more unfortunate fellows? I know of none. In no other walk 
in life are there such institutions as the N. V. A. fund and the Actors' 
Fund. 

Just the other day at an afternoon-long meeting, such men as Sam 
Scribner. E. F. Albee, Marc Klaw. Daniel Frohman and many others 
discussed and advised on momentous Questions concerning the fund. 
Each has enough of this world's substance to prevent them from ever 
worrying about where they could get help in case of illness. And each 
was there because of a real and deep regard for the welfare of the rank 
and file of the profession. 

It was brought out that the N. V. A. fund disbursed over $300,000 last 
year and that the Actors' Fund distributes in the neighborhood of $200,- 
000 every year to the sick and penniless of the profession. What a i>rivi- 
lege it is to belong to a calling that takes such wonderful care of its 
distressed. 



Francisco recAlls what in the old variety days were considered "wot 
on the stage. 

Veteran theatregoers will remember such bits as liCaggiel Maggi 

Did ye water the goldfish r* "I did not They haven't yet drunk 

water I give them last night" 

"Maggie, put the lemons on the ice I If ye don't they'll sour." 

"Maggie, put the horse In the kitchen and go to bed!" 

They were the first successful female impersonators, and some «( 

their act may still be caught occasionally In current impersonatiot 

sketches. Their costumes made them Irish chambermaids, with huge 

red wigs and arms akimbo, and their act was rarely changed. Tet 

though ^e audiences at the old Olympic in Chicago knew every line 

that wa'coming, any time the Russell Brothers played the house it was 

a red-letter week on Clark and Randolph streets. 



The death of the second of the famous old Russell Brothers at San 



It Is with deep regret that I must chronicle that our own red-headed 
Irene Franklin — whose hair In tltian and not Iml-titlan — Is stUl conflned 
In the New York Neurological Hospital at 149 East 67th street. She 
has been there six months, and the doctors told her she could leave on 
Easter. But it was like some of those promises the doctors used to make 
mew However, we all get out at some time or oth^r and everyone is 
hoping that Irene's turn won't be lonff in coming. We have missed 
you, Red Head. „, 

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Just about the same time this issue hits the newsstands Ruth Byers 
will be saying "I do" and all the rest of the things brides say. She is 
marrying Thomas Daugherty Heed, of Chicago, and is going out to the 
breezy burg to Mve, which Is the only thing about the whole proceeding 
that I don't like. Ruth was head of the Phoenix News Bureau here, 
was in charge of the publicity for the Women's National Republican 
Campaign last fall, and is a member in good standing and good every 
other way of the New York Newspaper Women's Clab. And, more 
than that, she is a person who knows how to be a friend. All ef it 

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"VARIETT ADVERTISING 

By ALF T. WILTON 

(Mr. Wilton i$ a theatrical agent, in the Palace Theatre Building, 
Jfew York City. He has been a contittent advertiier in Variety and 
Jiia remarks herewith were requested). 



As advertising l8 the vital powerf' 
of the show bualneu. I concluded 
aome years ago to apply it to my- 
•elf. I selected "Variety" for the 
experiment, and up to date I havi 
continued advertising, using "Va- 
riety" only. 

As a theatrical agent and spe- 
cializing on vaudeville, I decided It 
was time I Vwent after" business 
In other than the routine manner. 
My office had holes in it. We could 
bandle more business than we were 
doing. I didn't give up the routine 
manner of procuring new acts, faces 
and turns for vaudeville, but I add- 
ed to it, througti advertising. 

These results I have found from 
that advertising in "Variety," al- 
though my tveekly advertising in 
the paper is modest in size, though 
constant. That constancy is what 

1 wanted. I wanted to make known 
that "Wilton" stood for vaudeville 
bookings for people wanting to play 
in vaudeville, or those In vaudeville 
Who might wish to advance them- 
selves. Theatrical agentlng in its 
principal work is personal exploita- 
tion. I must exploit my material to 

I convince booking men and man- 
agers that the acts I represent are 
desirable for their houses. 

"Wilton" Well Known 
Perhaps the most beneficial effect 

02 my "Variety" advertising has 
been to make the name of "Wilton" 
well known in the show business. 
We of our office here have found 
It makes our approach more easily 
accomplished. The name of "Wil- 
ton" when presented to a profe"- 
■ional or anyone In the show bus- 
iness, soundis familiar. They think 
they know me. But they don't. But 
thinking they know me they tlie 
more readily meet me. 

They only know me from that 
•Variety" advertising. 

I have found that true not only 
Of this country, but in foreign land*. 
t have received letters from Amt^. 
lean acts playing all over the world, 
telUnv me that foreign turns ask 
them about American vaudeville and 
"how about that New York agent, 
Wilton" That could only come 
Crom my advertising. ai^ 

Directly at home it has brought 
me plenty of letters from legitimate 
and lecture players, Innuirlng about 
▼audeville and soliciting my advice. 
That Is of material benefit to all of 
"ru. Through interviews wt get 
right down to cases. Many timee 
just through this time is saved, to 
the player, myself and the manager, 
also expense, if I advise them they 
are asking too much salary in laj 
oplnitm, or that their vehicle Is t 
•uitable or at the time they inquire, 
and if vaudeville is congested In 
borings, that they had better post- 
pone an entry until a more favor- 
able date. 

Advertising, Business Expense 

4Xter my first six months of ad- 
vertising in "Variety," I contracted 
for a year's advertising and have 
coqtinued upon that basis. I look 
Upon It as a part of my fixed bus- 
tneas expense. The longer the ad 
runs the better known the name of 
"Wilton" becomes, and I get a kick 
from this in many ways. 

"Variety" is an all-around theat- 
rical paper. It seems to go every- 
where and to all of the different 
en of the show business. In un- 
expected places end from unsus- 
pected people, some of whom are 
not In the show business, when I 
am introduced, they say: 

''Oh. yes, you're the Mr. Wilton 
I have .seen advertised in Variety." 

to my mind tliafs publicity^ that's 
worth something, for in thaJ show 
buflnes all you can figure are r - 
Bu^s — if you get the results, though 
peiAiaps not traceable, they are 
th^e and must come from some- 
where. What we get through office 
Work we can trace; what comes in 
from the outside we can only ac- 
count for In one way. 

Meanwhile, and thankfully, my 
business has steadily Increased, 
convincing roe that advertising 
pays. 

It's like commercial business. The 

merchant at the end of the year 

■figures up what he h.ns done, what 

he has made and what it has cost 

him. 



i JUDGMENTS 

Kialto Theatre Corp.; United Ar- 
tists Corp.; 11,53.^)89. 

Ben Hur Restaurant Co., Inc.; 
Austin. Nl.-hols &. Co.. $1.16.74. 

Jos. C. Kneer Amus. Corp.; United 
Artists Corp.; $503.28. 

Erwin 8. Klecblatt; .M. Iser; 
$r>$7.64. 

Louis I. Isqulth; L. A Snltkin; 
$5iG.03. 

Lafayette Operating Co., Inc.; 
Renown pictures. Inc.; $400. 

Liliis Crawford; Anita Stewart; 
coots, $7<».4«. 



MOREISON'S NEW POUCY 

Morrisoii'a Rockaway Beach, N. 
Y., will this season replace its for- 
mer vaudeville with traveling legit 
shows, mostly break-ins, playing 
vaudeville bills Sundays only. 

The house will reopen the latter 
part of this month. 



Musical Comedy Turning 'Em Back 
Vaudville acts appearing In musi- 
cal comedies and legit productions 
are returning to the two a day for 
summer bookings. 

The De Marcos from 'Scandals" 
are now on tT»e K-A Circuit and 
Fradkln and Rhode, of "Adrlenne," 
also have been roi.ted for the sum- 
mer. 



MJX'S TOUR 

(Continued from page 1) 
tour of this country, during which 
Mix will mix with no one not cele- 
brated for something. 

On the other side Mix traveled 
wide and fast, a sensation in his 
attractive western regalia and took 
the trip back for a rest. His next 
rest win be the day before June 2, 
when he starts picture making again 
in Hollywood on "The Lucky 
Horseshoe." 

In between and after, Fox's allows 
Mr. Mix to rest Saturday, on Sun- 
day he will go to Boston to meet 
on Monday Mayor Curley and a 
governor or so. 

Each Sunday Mr. Mix will be al- 
lowed to rest but meantime he will 
make the following cities as per 
schedule. 

May 12, Montreal; 13, Toronto; 
11. Mi.w:nil;ee (convention); 15. 
Chicago; 16. Detroit; 18, Clevei.nnd; 
19, Buffalo; 20, Pittsburgh; 21, 
Washington; 22, Baltimore; 23, 
Philadelphia; 24 (Sunday) (antici- 
pating a nice day the Fox's have 
arranged for Tom to ride "Tony" 
on the beach at Atlantic City, but 
only In the morning); 25, Cincin- 



nati: 2$, Indianapolis; 27, St. Louis; 
28, Kansas City; 29, Omaha, with 
the difference allowed the star to 
make Hollywood on a direct ride. 

Special Cars 

At Buffalo Mix will be given a 
special car, and "Tony," arriving 
on a later boat, will also have a 
special baggage car attached to the 
same trains. 

Four Fox men will go ahead, with 
Joe Loo, tiic bubbling publicity im- 
presario who returns with his pet 
..^ubjeci on tiie "Mauretanla" travel- 
ing with Mix. 

Max Roth, Joe Shea, Jerry 
Rudolph and Roy Crandall will be 
the men ahead, seven, four, tM-o and 
one day respectively. As the route 
runs off the advance men will Join 
the Mix party. 

No personal appearance in a thea- 
tre will be made by Tom Mix on 
this domestic tour but a Mix pic- 
ture will be playing in each city as 
he visits it. The Mix Amercan 
trip will resemble his European one 
In this respect, making Tom ^ix 
a top-heavy dignitarlal greeter. 

It will probably mark the most 
intensive and extensive exploitation 
stunt ever attempted for a the- 
atrical celebrity. 



SUES "WORLD" 

(Continued from page 1) 
atre, New York, Is suing through 
his corporation on the allegation 
that the "World." "well knowing" 
that his dramatic opus was "de- 
serving of esteem" and financial 
success, maliciously ridiculed It in 
a theatrical review. 

Only $200,000 will appease Dr. 
Goldknopf for 'he alleged fact the 
review hurt his play with theatrical 
managers and resulted In cancelled 
bookings. 

The "World" reviewer was a 
"second string" man and his opin- 
ion as to the hopelessness of "In- 
the Near Future" coincided with 
the other dailies. 

It Is reported similar proceedings 
will be started against the other 
papers although It is generally be- 
lieved that Dr. Goldknopf stands 
little chance for success, based on 
previously tested litigations which 
ruled dramatic criticism is priv- 
ileged. 



The Theatre Guild has moved Its 
offices from the Oarrlck to the new 
Guild theatre In 52nd street. 



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Newberger's 45th 

Marking Ad Newburger's 45th an- 
niversary as a dancing teacher, this 
annual event was' presented before 
a capacity audience of doting pa- 
rents and friends nt the Carroll 
Sunday night, for which the ticket 
stubs carried the list price of $3, no 
tax. Ringing up at 9 o'clock the 
performance was split In halves with 
an afterpiece, the appearance of a 
few of Newberger's former pupils. 
These Included the former team of 
Felix and Calre, and Juliette. Others 
were scheduled to appear, but, per- 
haps, due to the quintet of N. V. A. 
baneflts the same night, failed to 

augment the list. 

The first part was given over to 
"A Visit to Neptune." It had a 
BUght theme almost Immediately lost 
In the sequence of pupils who seem- 
ingly became younger with each 
numl>er. The age of the partici- 
pants -must have ranged from less 
than three years to around 17, with 
the little tots taking the major share 
at the glory. The evolutions of the 
youngsters and their stage deport- 
ment probably held more genuine 
laughs than most of the current 
Broadway attractions, and the per- 
formance prove* a delight to the 
many professionals present. 

"Bits of Broadway" took up the 
second portion during which various 
$3.S0 and 14.40 personalities were 
"Impersonated" by the youngsters. 
Of these Irvlna Bierman, as Ona 
liunson, of "No. No, Nanette," Vera 
3oehm as Belle Baker, Gertrude 
Hlnnelsteln as Marie Saxon of "My 
Girl." Hashed forth prominently, 
with Vera displaying th« moat gen- 
uine stage presence of the evening, 
although evidently less than 10. 

The "smash" of the evening went 
to Marilyn Felix, daughter of Sey- 
mour Felix, who cl..8ed the opening 
stanza with a special lyric «hlch 
scoffed at her ftktAw. Ai;t.Uii<I three 
years oM tb is mite was Joined by 
her par^t pil- the stage who paced 
her threugh a George Cohaq^ imi- 
tation that gave her the applause 
gross of tl>e night, while revealing 
that F^iik can still dodge the Joint 
aches miBlclently to step out when 
the nedMfeity arises. 

The afterpiece had Felix again on 
the st^kil accompanied by his for- 
mer pCH])er, Amelia Calre (Mrs. 
Charle| J. Freeman) marking the 
first iSfti^ this team had graced a 
stage i|>1^0 years. Miss Juliet fol- 
lowed llrad closed. 

Charjeik Judels was inserted as an 
improrjiptu announcer, while Joseph 
Schildkraut introduced Mr. New- 
burg ar, who was unprepared, but 
brought for4h a raft of notes to 
clinch it. Bkiff. 



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■ ' MAEEIAGEE 

Florence I-.ucy, cashier, Marlt- 
Slt-and, Lynn, Mfiss., to Royce J. 
Backman, maniger, Mark-Waldorf 
theatre, Lynn, April 26. 

Bu^dy De Sylva, song writer, to 
Marie Wallace, actress, April 11, 
New iTork. 

Jack Carroll, one of Mme. Sophie 
Tucker's pianisti^, to Ruth Edel- 
stein (non- professional), New York, 
April 14. 

Mary Ann (Olcott and Mary Ann) 
and Freddy Amaros (Womer 
Amaros Trio), April 22, Niagara 
Falls, N. Y. 

Bob Bobbins (Wills and Rubbins) 
to Pauline Lewis, non -professional, 
at San Francisco, May 3. 

Ellis Baker, leading woman in 
"The Show-Oflf" (touring), to Fred- 
eric March ('The Knife In the 
Wall"), at Milwaukee, May 3, by 
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DAME TUCKER'S BOUTE 

Sophie Tucker has been booked 

for a tour of the Coast Orpheum 

houses to play two weeks- in each 

Y house, opening next week at the 

Orpheum, Los Angelea. 

At the conclusion of her Orpheum 
toi^ Dame Tucker will sail for 
^ Europe. 

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Johnny 'Hushes' Forced Retirement 

Johnny Hughes (Adelaide and 

^ Hughes) has retired to Lakewood, 

N. J., for a year, to recover his 
': health. Meanwhile, Adelaide will 

condu^ their daaclng school and 
^ may 4e' a single while awaiting the 

returti of l)er husband-partner. 



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proves, as the old-time small town editors used to say, that New York's 
loss will be distinctly Chicago's gain. And if I didn't love Chicago 
so much, I would begrudge it the acquisition. 



Billy B. Van didn't pull that old one about bringing me something for 
my neck when he came to see me last Sunday, but he brought it with 
him Just the same. Soap? Yes, soap, pine tree soap. Of his own 
manufacture, too, for he has gone into the business. He happens to 
be both author and producer of this lather skit, for he spent 10 years 
perfecting the formula for the soap, has now formed a company to 
manufacture It and will spend the next 10 years getting rich on it 

One of the first rumors he was called on to deny was that he had ac- 
cepted a large order from the play censors, who wanted a good, reliable 
soap to scrub the tongues of offending playwrights, actors and managers. 

Anyway, we hope Bill makes a clean-up. 



New York prides Itself upon having the best In the theatre first, while 
the outlanders have to wait until the royal Broadwayites have had their 
fill. But cities outside of New York have been enjoying one bit of best 
that New York hasn't had for many years, and that is the playing ct 
Fiske O'Hara. It has been many years since he performed here — in a 
play whose name I have forgotten, but which appeared at the old Stand- 
ard theatre, now vanished — but everything comes to bim who walla. 
And at last Broadway will have him again, when he opens in "The Big 
Mogul" at Wallack's theatre. 

Rose Rosener Cook, plenipotentiary of publicity for the show, has In- 



vited me to see the opening. The invUatlon was superfluous, for Ros« 
never had a chance of keeping me away. ^ , J 

Since writing the above paragraph I have discovered, via Ada Patter- 
son's column in "The New York Star," that: 

. Hfavlng been a member of Fiske O'Hara's supporting company seems 
to be' luckier even than owning a flock of four-leafed clovers. Consider 
this list: 

Adelaide Matthews used to play gray-haired aristocrats In the O'Hara 
plays of Irish life. Now she is writing farces such as "Nighty Night," 
and the royalties are rolling in. 

Anne Nichols played broad-hipped Irish women In these plays (which 
incidental!}', was before she found the magic reducing process which has 
brought her down to flapper proportions). And who doesn't know the 
history of "Abie's Irish Rose," all rights to which are owned, lock, stock 
and barrel, by Miss Nichols. 

Henr7 Duffy was a Juvenile In the company. He left and went to 
Montreal, where he became a stock company Impresario, so pleasing the 
population there that Canada's most beautiful city has offered to build 
him his own theatre. He conaprlsed by signing a five-year contract to 
produce plays there each summer. ,^ 

In the company, also, was dainty Marie Quinn. All she. did was to ? 
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EDWABDS' FROTEOE WEEK 

Gus Edwards' protege week at 
the Riverside started off with two 
stand-up houses Monday. Among 
the former Edwards kids who ap- 
peared at the two performances 
were Eddie Cantor, Bobby Watson, 
Llla Lee, Betty Pierce, Bert 
Wheeler. Mel Klee, Lillian Board- 
man, Marlon Weeks and Leo Ed- 



wards. Harry C^ooper sang at the 
matinee from his seat. 

Telegrams were read from va- 
rious others, on tour or living else- 
where. Including Charlie Chaplin, 
Mary Pickford, Jeanle MacPhei j>oh, 
George Jessel, Ona Munson. Bddia) 
Buzzell, Harry Rapf. Louise' 
Groody. George Price, Harry Hose 
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PANTAGES' NEW EASTERN ALUES 
REPORTED STRONaY IN NAMES 



plenty of Capital Said to Be Behind Pan's Eastern 
^ lYaudeville Invasion — Forming Separate Cor- 
poration—Independents May Be Affected 



Los Angelea, May 5. 

The annually threatened invasion 
of the East by the Pantages Cir- 
cuit is reported as about to be con- 
summated. According to report 
Pantases is about to form . sepa- 
rate corporation for the purposs of 
acquiring and leasing houses in the 
East which will be i|tdded to the 
Pontages. Circuit, giving him a cir- 
cuit to ttee coast. ' He has plenty 
of flvanclal backing for the project. 

Nathanson, of the Canadian 
United Circuit and Adolph Zukor 
have been in conference with Pan- 
tages on the west coast while in 
the East the new line-up said to 
Include ^he houses operated by 
M. S. Comerford in Scranton and 
Wilkes-Barre, and the Fay houses 
at Providence, Rochester and Phila- 
delphia. 

The report is given credulence in 
theatrical circles by the former ef- 
forts of Pan to gain an Eastern 
footliold. This was emphasized 
when he tools over houses at New-' 
ark, Scra.nton and Wilkes-Barre foi: 
vaudeville bookings and ma)3^e strea- 
uous efforts to acqulr* O'^hers. 

A circuit to be cOqaposed of inde- 
pendently owned and booked east- 
em houses was in process of forma- 
tion last season but came to nothtn^ 
due to apathy of the Independent 
bookers who were afraid they would 
lose their;houses eventually through 
the prestige of Pantages name and 
the. chance for the easterns to pre- 
sent vat|deville bcmded with a 
Btapdardiced name . 

An inside aiJgle is reported as If 
the proin»tlon goes through the 
Keith-Albee Circuit will take in 
Falh^ Markus, Ihe largest eastern 
Indepetident booker, and protect 
him against the Independent inva- 
sion. Some time ago Markus was 
off^ed 130,000 yearly, according to 
report^ to come Into the K-A or- 
ganizAlion as a booker, it being 
understood he could bring most of 
his houses over with him. 

R«luct«nc« of Independents 

WlMther the presence of Zukor 
at the conference means that 
t^nioiis Players, with whom Na- 
thanson is allied, are to come Into 
the pool with houses or to assure 
the nsw circuit of pictures, is prob- 
lematical. 

.^1 previous efforts to line up the 
eastern independents have failed 
due to the difference of opinion of 
Individual house owners and the 
t«l»ctance of many of them to issue 
H pa/ or play contract. 



clock work. At the Hippodrome 
where about 40 acts appeared, the 
curtain rang down before midnight 
and shortly aft?- at the Metropoli- 
tan. 

The Metropolitan tabloid spectacu- 
lar finale, included artist representa- 
tives of various foreign nations with 
Amelia Bingham as Portia. John 
PhiJIp Sousa conducted. More than 
200 artists appeared in the scene. 

Many of the acts pljayed all five 
houses ntaking the jumps in motor 
trucks with a special police escort 
for right of way. The acts were 
limited to five minutes and adhered 
fairly well to that schedule, the 



announcers cutting In and killing 

fiicores. This «;>« the only possible 
\\ay to allow all of the volunteers 
lo get oil. 

Speech by Edmund Breess 

Kdmund Breese read a telegram 
from l-'red Stone lauiHiig tlu» organi- 
zntlun and informing of ji capac-ii}' 
altenilance al the benefli perform- 
anc'e at the Auditorium, Chicago, 
lireese then co"nin»ented upon his 
splerrdid treatment in Vaudeville an 
contrasted with his legltimae stage 
experiences. 

The huge total gross wa.s swelled 
this year by the Increase in the 
public collections during N. V. A. 
week. Last yexir the Pantages Cir- 
cuit refused to take up collections in 
its houses, but this season fell In 
line with the rest of the members 
of the V. M. P. A. and turned in 
an impressive ambunt. 



Chicago, May 5.. 
SundayV performance at tlit Au- 
ditorium for the benefit of the N. 
V .A. netted approximately $L2,000. 



Harry B. Hammer, Detroit, ha.s 
been appointed majiager. Opera 
House, Bangor, Me. 



THE DRESSY SIDE . 

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appeared before the curtain in French blue velvet wrap with dark fur 
collar. This was worn over a short one-piece gown of green with green 
slippers, and on either car a srreen rosette finishing her hair swirl. The 
spotlishi was thrown on I'o'a Negri in Box 13, looiclng stunning in a 
dress of crystals ciit very decollete, her hair enveloped In silver head- 
dress and a purple cliiffon scarf decorating her shoulders. Diamond 
pendants were much in evidence. 

The Hippodrome (tirls, with their blue socks, pumps and pale blue 
dresses trimmed in i>inl<. were a hit. The Seven Ballet girls were 
stunnins In their cerise full skirts with black satin bodices. Most 
effective of all were the pajama suits worn by the girls of the China 
llose, of lavender silk combination with blue. 

Financially, the benelU must have been a howling success. 

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Kugene O'Neil's "Desire Under the Elms" would be drab entertalnmetti 
without Mary Morris, who gives it is one touch of color and interests 
Miss Morris was in hoop dresses, ope a dark red with small basQuSf 
worn with shawl and at the wfedding celebratioa wUh her dark hair 
parted with .soft roll at neck in gray gingbam riade same fashioi^ 
.•jcalloped ruffles for skirt decoration. , ;_ 



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Blanche Bates is giving a corking performance in "Mrs. Partridge 
Presents" ijul weaj-'lng good looking clothes. Miss Bates is attractively 
gowned in a dinner dress of bIa(^k velvet, slightl ydraped, but round 
neck, caught a I lilp with feather rosette. Another white is made the 
new fashion, apron effect skirt and i^orn with silver slippers. , 

The living room is done with touches of green and grays and violet. ^ 






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bent the most stui)endou8 effort and 
ttchierement p^tit forth in the In- 
terests of the vaudeville actors' or- 
gad|s&tion. Last year's gross was 
1501,000. 

OS>e five performances given at 
the Metropolitan, Manhattan, Knick- 
erbocker, Hlppodt-ome and .^ster- 
dana, grossed in excess of $84,000, 
till t)f the hoiisei^ being sold away 
ove^ capacity. Thbusands of $1 ex- 
cha|pge tickets sold for the five per- 
foraiances throughout the country 
wei^ pot redeemed at the box of- 
flcei fnd go to swell the total. 

"f 14 souvenir program of 660 pages 
Is dlBtlmated as representii^ $100.- 
000 without counting sales of the 
program at 50 cents each. Souvenir 
flowers were also sold at $1 each 
by female merahers in each of the 
lobbies. 

The boxes were auctioned off at 
the Metropolitan and Hippodrome 
and brouKht prices ranging from 
$1,000 down. 

"Wie individual triumph at the 
Mefrbpolltah went to George M. 
Colil|[fi, who ' appeared at all five 
hoiftes, as did Paul Whiteman, Will 
Roajers "and other stars. Cohan sang 
an^ danced. Introducing^ 'Don't 
Lo.'fc^Your Dancing Shoes." and do- 
ing This "Yankee Doodlf Dandy' 
danro for a finish. • 

Many "Namss" 

T^e flvfl sbowji Included the most 
Impressive U«t,of "names',' ever as- 
sembled' for one (muse. • Stars from 
the' legitimate, picture and vaude- 
■vllle world were in great profusion 
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VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



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Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



NATION-WIDE PUBLIC INTEREST IN N.V.A. 



PROCTOR'S FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, N. Y. CITY 

April 18, IMD. 
My dear Mr. A)be«: 

1 know you will be Interested to know that N. V. A. AVEEK haa proven to 
be a big boom for our business. The public feels that they are getting some- 
thing extra for their money. They enter into the spirit of the wc^'s celebra- 
tion and are more generous in their donations than in past years. I (eel it 
we continue giving them surprises and added attractions for their money, 
they will look forward each year to N. V. A. WEEK as vaudeville's biggest 
event. We are running way ahead of last year for gross business. 



Very sincerely yours, 



W. H. QUAID. 



April 20, 1925. 



TO THE VAUDEVILLE ARTI8T8: 



The result of the Drive for funds to take care of the unfortunate of the 
vaudeville businees has been wonderful. The public throughout the United 
States and Canada, particularly in the smaller towns, has shown the greatest 
interest in the vaudeville people, and I trust when you are playing in these 
different towns, you will go out of your way to ascertain if there is anything 
you can do to reciprocate this splendid co-operative interest on the part of 
the public. 

Every year we tell the public what the artists do in the way of giving 
their services to charitable institutions, etc., in the different cities. I would 
like to have all this carried out. I am sure the managers all have some form 
of charity they would like to favor, and it would be very gracious on the part 
of the vaudeville artists if they would respond to any such request, in re- 
turn for all that is being done for them. 

£. F. ALBEE, 



STATE OF MINNESOTA 
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 
ST. PAUL 



Mr. Marcus Heiman, 
President, Orpheum Circuit, 
Palace Theatie Building. 



April 18, ipU. 



My dear Mr. Moiman: .^^ 

All who realise the times without number that our American actors have 
given of their time and talents to help raise ^oney .for the sick and distressed, 
have a keen sense of the obligation society owes to the theatrical profession. 
In the late war, women of the theatre, and men of the profession who were 
unable to shoulder guns, assisted in maintaining the morale of our fighting 
men by serving a.<i entertainers behind the battle lines in France. 

Being one of those who had a Hvely appreciation of the actors' services 
to society, I am naturally interested and sympathetic with the ai;ns of the 
National Vaudeville Artists which always extends a helping hand to those in 
the theatrical world who need it. May this organization grow in power and 
influence. May it also continue to stand for a square deal between managers 
and artists and the public jind to help keep the vaudeville stage free from all 
urcleannese. 

Very truly yours, 

. ' - THEODORE CHRJSTIANSON, 

Governor. 



— STATE OF IOWA ^, ■ 

^ ^ EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT .^ 

DES MOINES 

April 18. 1$26. 
My dear Mr. Lampman: 

. I was pleased to learn from you today of the movement which has been 
Inaugurated by the N. V. A. for the upbuilding of its membership. This or- 
ganisation Jias for Its purpose the betterment of the conditions of the Ameri- 
can Theatre. The members should heartily co-operate and regard it as a 
pleasure in so doing. 

An organization which has for its purpose the betterment of its member- 
ship and the building up of that organization or that profession from within, 
is entitled to the support, not only of its membership, but of all others in- 
terested in the advancement and welfare of humanity. 

I regard the work as worthwhile and one that will be appreciated by the 
men and women who give their lives to the entertainment of the people. 

Tou have in your undertaking my best wishes for its success. 

Sincerely yours, ' 

JOHN HAMMILL, 

Governor. 

E. F. Lcmipman, Manager, ' 

Orpheum Theatre, ' " ,' 

Des Moines, Iowa. 



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INSIDE STUFF 



ON VAUDEVILLE 



is said to be Isidore Baal. The commuted portion of the Dannemora 
term will be added to his Sing Sing sentence. 



Irene Franklin is playing her longest engagement. She is fctill at 
ths Neurological Institute, Blast 67th street, New York, not yet freed of 
■soritls, but ever thine, the cheerful Redhead. Rarely has Miss Frank- 
lin flopped, but she describes her 'planned Blaster exit from the hospital 
In Just that fashion, and is now hopeful her release date is definitely 
fixed for July. She has been under treatment for six months. 



Tofm Heam, "The Laxy Juggler," is back in New York after an 
absence in his homeland, England, of 15 years. With Tom came his 
brother. Ous Chevalier. It is some years since Mr. Heam has Juggled. 
Instead, he has been producing shows for the British provinces. His 
brother is a principal comic in most of the Hearn productions. America 
looks pretty good Just now in the show business way, and he may 
return here next fall to put on a production or act, Mr. Hearn says. 
He's looking about now for shows tlAtt may be transplanted or partially 
duplicated abroad, mostly musical shows along burlesque lines. 



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At $1,000 daily or $7,000 weekly, Paul Whiteman and his orchestra go 
Into Keith's New York Hippodrome next week for two weeks, with an 
option on Whiteman for two more with a possibility he m.ny remain 
six weeks at the house. Though a. record vaudeville salary for latter 
days and for a band for all time in vaudeville, Mme. Bernhardt played 
in American vaudeville some years ago, receiving $7,000 weekly. 



Victor B. Hedman was given eight and one-half years at Sing Sing for 
forging the name of Edward W. Bok to a check for $125 and passing 
it upon Rupert Hughes. Hedman had but recently left Dannemor.a prison 
(at Comstock, N. Y.), where he was confined also for forgery. Hedman 
claims to be a Finn and a graduate of a Finnish college, besides a musi- 
cian, and has alleged he formerly appeared upon the stage. 

While in Dannemora he wrote Variety asking for a copy o( the paper 
weekly, when he made the statement of having been a professional. 
Such a request is not unusual and always complied with. Variety makes 
as the only condition that the prisoner shall advise ■flie paper when re- 
leased. None of the many prisoners receiving it has ever so .idvised. It 
is thought that the reason why they do not is that so that paper may 
continue to go to the jail to be read by others. 

Hedman, however, did something that seldom occurs, in reading 
Variety weekly he selected such names and addresses as he favored and 
commenced a letter writing system, making his letters intimate and 
besides requests, attempteil to work up a feverish anxiety as to his 
future after release. Around Xmas he wrote to many suggesting the 
nature of the presents most useful. One man was asked for something 
to smoke, and he was sent 1,000 cigarets. Hedman .inswered .iftcr a 
c;puple of weeks, saying as he did not smoke cigarets he had given them 
away and would the sender please forward some cigars instead. 

Following his release from Dannemora, Hedman came to New York 
with "Welcome" written all over him (he has some appear.inoe). By 
this time his letter writing had revealed Itself, and ciilling upon vir- 
tually strangers he did not meet the cordial greetings he may have 
calculated upon. 

Mr. Hughes, the novelist and picture director, is said to have be- 
friended Hedman upon his release from prison, and Hedman Helected 
his benefactor to defraud. Hedman procured Bok's signature through 
•n answer to one of his many Dannemora letters. Hedman.s r«^al name 



Newspapers from the Far East state Harry Lauder failed to do the 
business he expected in Shanghai. They give as a reason the price of 
stalls being $6, a sum the Inhabitants refused to pay. 



Two reports concern Julian Eltinge. One is that he will appear in 
the theatre named after him, now operated by A. H. Woods, in New 
York, In a new play this summer, and the other is that M^. Eltinge 
will retire to his Sierra Vista Ranch in California for a vacation, after 
completing his picture house tour, June 1. The ranch report Is favored. 

Clinging to picture house bookings and at his huge weekly salary, 
Mr. Eltinge has had one of his most consecutive and profitable seasons. 
The box office estimated from Los Angeles in this issu6 mentions his 
remarkable retyrn date at the Metropolitan (pictures) lA that city last 
week with a poor picture on exhibition and all of the local breaks 
against him. 

Houdinl, playing at the small time vaudeville house in Montreal last 
week, where he did a turn-away. Is said to have excited the management 
of the big time Princess. Both theatres book through the Kelth-Albee 
agency. The Princess is reported to have been offered Houdini several 
weeks ago, but turned him down on the belief Houdini means little In 
Canada. Houdini this week opened a return engagement at Keith's 
Boston, and may hold over there next week. 



Estimated as very wealthy, as show people go, Zeno and M.indell 

left vaudevDle to eng.ige in the hotel businens in Chicago. They 

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MUST SACRIFICE 

(Continued from page 2) 

Vienese Volkstheatre, but when it 
will appear Is Indefinite. '•Within 
the Law," "Hell Bent for Heaven," 
"My Lady Friends," "A Pair of 
Sixes," and "In the Next Room" are 
finding none willing to pay the re- 
quired advances. 

Former Film Situation 

In other words, the German the- 
atre is going through the fame 
phase which the German film in- 
dustry passed through some years 
ago. At first the American films 
did no business and .ill exhibitors 
were afraid of them. Now they are 
the daily diet of the German film 
fan, and usually they see them in 
preference to the native product. 
In time the American play will win 



EXTRAS COMPLAIN 

(Continued from page 1) 

by eliminating the employment of 
extras. 

It is the second time U has tried 
the stunt, and the extra people, who 
of late have had little work, ars 
again complaining. They have 
written letters of protest to the 
Association Motion Pictures Pro- 
ducers, as well as the newspaper! 
and the Universal manageihent. 



Report Mabel Normand 

In London Show 

London, April 28. 

An attempt Is being made here tc 
get over a publicity stunt to the ef- 
fect that Mabel Normand Is to ap- 
pear in a musical comedy or rcvu# 
at a salary of $2,500 a week. .Man- 
chester and Liverpool are boDi 
given as places of production. 

Norman Lee, producer of revue 
for the Gulliver Circuit and the 
Palladium, is said to be responsi'ile- 
for the scheme. 



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through just as the American movie 
did. Not to the same extent nat- 
urally, as the ideal casting and di- 
rection can never be gotten here, 
but surely as much so as the Eng- 
lish and French plays. Shaw's 
"Saint Joan," for Instance, is the 
dramatic knockout of the season, 
and has played to over 200 crowded 
houses. 

In short, the American will have 
to stop classing Germany with 
France and England in his mind. He 
will have to stop demanding fan- 
tastic advances and $3,000 bonuses. 
The next two or three years he will 
h.-ive to consider adverflslng and 
make real sacrifices to help out the 
firms who are trying to put the 
American play on Its feet. Only 
then has he the possibility of cre- 
sting a lucrative market tor hi: 
product here in luturc ycexs. 



SHUBEBTS SIGN OSCAB STRAITS 

Berlin. April 22. 
Arthur Hlrsch, agent, claims he 
has signed Oscar Straup, compose? 
of "The Chocolate Soldier, ' for the 
Shuberts. ^ For next sea.son Straus 
is to write the music for two Amer- 
ican librettos and three for the fol- 
lowing season. 



Suit Over "Cxarina" 

Berlin. April 22. 

Biro and Lengyel, authors of "The 
Czarina,' are suing Bard, agent, Ji 
Vienna. 

The authors claim thousands of 
dollars in royalties due them from 
the American production of the 
above mentioned rlay- ^ 



Frankie Hunter Again in Vaude 
Fiankie Hunter, Columbia b«r- 
le.sque comedian, returns to vaude- 
vlll« next week in 'Movinf r>;i> " 
by Billy K. Wells, his last eumn «r 
vaudeville vehicle. A supportiriK 
cast of four are included. 



William Wschtel Is now ms.r.nf;- 
.,ta« Mom" Rivera* Brook) juj N. ^. 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



VARIETY 



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Rewritten ne$o» itemM 

which have appeared 

tvithin the week 

in the 



NEWS FROM lUE DAILIES 



Daily PaperM of 

NEW YORK 

CHICAGO 

COAST 



Thi« department contains rewritten theatrical new* items as published during the week in the daily papers of New York, Chicago and the Pacific Coast. 
Variety takes no credit for these news items; each and every one has been rewritten from a daily paper. 



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NEW YORK 

jAw York, May 5. 
The annual naarntenanco drive 
for the Salvation Army was offl- 
clally started Monday on the steps 
of the City Hall »>y Mayor Hylan 
with the help of the entire "My 
Girl" company. 



The Producing Managers' A»so- 
' elation, split by internal differences 
last spring, has applied to New 
^ork Supreme Court Justice Guy 
for an order of dissolution; appli- 
cation signed by John L. Golden, 
: Bam H. Harris, Arthur Hopkins, 
Benjamin F. Roeder, Henry W. Sav- 
age, L. Lawrence Weber and Al H. 
!"Wood8. The organization has as- 
-^Bets of 1286,066 and liabilities of 
'116,910, of which $11,000 Is due Au- 
' gustuB Thomas and the balance 
.owing for legal services. The order 
is returnable June 22. 



Elaine Hammerstein settled for 
$1,260 In Supreme Court, White 
, Plains, N. Y., a damage action grow- 
ling out of injuries to a boy struck 
]by Miss Hamn>ersteln'8 car while 
'•he wad driving through Yonkers. 
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Walter Reade has purchased 
;from E. R. Thomas his half interest 
In the Astor, New- York. B. K. 
Bimberg controls the other half. 
The Shul>erts have a leasehold on 
-the premises, subject to cancella- 
tion, and will give Reade posses- 
sion Jan. 1 next. 



A syndicate of .New York City 
and Flushing, li. I., business men 
purchased several Tots on Amity 
street for a 8,000-seat theatre, build- 
ing to start at once, house to be 
completed In time for opening of 
.Corona subway extension. 



Sidney Howard has completed a 
t>lay called "Lucky Sam McCarver" 
in whiph his wife, Clare Eames, will 
tippear next season. 

i? A safe In the Palace theatre, 
Corona, Queens, was found blown 
'open Monday morning and the 
Saturday and Sunday receipts, 
About $900, missing. 

Helen Young, claiming to be an 
actress, divorced wife of Otto Hey- 
wood. and friend of "Dapper Don" 
Collins, was arrested early Tuesday 
by detectives of the narcotic squad 
who raided her apartment In Weat 
^Oth street. 



"Chatterbox," a new revue, has 
been placed in rehearsal by Jack 
Welch, to open In June. Will Mor- 
rlssey, Mldgie Miller and Hal Skelly 
lead the cast. 



"The Critic" will be revived by 
the Neighborhood Playhouse, May 8. 

Tom E. Kellerd, Shakespearean 
lictor, will star In a revised version 
bt ''Faust" under George Backer's 
direction in the fall. 



picture "Camllle of the Barbary 
Coast," being made at the Cosmo- 
politan Studio, New York. A flst 
fight started during the shooting 
of a scene because David Van Bu- 
ren, guest of Miss Godowsky, inter- 
rupted the work of camera men and 
directors. Van Buren announced he 
was the husband of Miss Godowsky 
and the actress made the same as- 
sertion, although she is suing Frank 
Mayo, picture actor, for divorce. 
Mayo recently claimed that his mar- 
riage in Mexico to Miss Godowsky 
is Illegal In the United States. 



"The Fountain of Youth," by Ro- 
land Oliver, will be produced in the 
fall by Milligan and Trebitsch. 



Mikhail Mordkln will remain In 
New York and open an international 
school of the dance under the man- 
agement of Simeon Gest. 



'Marjorie Rambeau will star next 
season under the management of 
the Charles Frohman Co. in "An- 
tonia." a comedy from the Hun- 
garian of Melchlor Lengyel. 



The Jewish Theatrical Guild will 
give a beefsteak dinner at. Hotel 
Comqaodore May 17. 

Alexander Aumansky, dancing 
master, has entered suit against Al 
H. Woods, alleging breach of con- 
tract. The dancer claims Woods 
engaged him as ballet master at the 
Capitol thc^atre, London, but later 
refused to fulflU the contract. 



Lenore Ulrlc has been signed by 
Charles L. Wagner for his produc- 
tion of "The Carolinian," which 
Rafael Sabatinl Is dramatizing from 
his novel of that name. Sidney 
Blackmer Is cast for the male lead. 
Meantime Miss Ulrlc will appear 
in pictures after leaving "The 
Harem" and Belasco. 



Hugh Ward has purchased the 
Australian rights to "Mercenary 
Mary." 



Mrs. Ethel Crulnet has filed suit 
for divorce in the Supreme Court 
at Bridgeport, Conn., against Frank 
Crulnet (Crumlt) commedlan. 



Alia Nazimova has obtained her 
first citizenship papers. 



Celene Crayen, actress, was beaten 
In her apartment, 51 West 58th 
street, by a burglar she found ran- 
sacking the place. The man escaped 
with furs and clothing. 



180th street, the Bronx, for a re- 
pertoire of foreign plays. The elder 
Schildkraut will have as director 
Osaip Dymow, Russian playwright. 

Mack Hlllard plans a summer 
tryout of "Blood" by Harry Sturgls. 

A police alarnt was sent out last 
week for A. H. Van Buren, by hl« 
cousin, when the latter failed to 
appear at the Lyric for several 
(lays. Van Buren reappeared with 
the statement that he had gone 
away for a rest to a spot where hi8 
friends couldn't reach) him. 



George M. Cohan will star next 
fall in his own play, "So This Is 
New York," marking his *tage re- 
turn. 



Maude Adams has Incorporated 
the Maude Adams Company, Inc., 
to begin manufacture of pictures 
with a coloring device and a new 
lighting system which affords vir- 
tual sunlight indoors. Her studio 
is at 11 East 14th street. 



A meeting of the International 
Theatrical Association, Inc., has 
been called for June IS at Hotel 
Astor. New officers are to be 
elected. 



City Chamberlain Berolzhelmer 
announced that he had refused an 
endowment of $1,000,000 for band 
concerts In Central Park be::anse 
the gift waa provisional that Edwin 
Franko Goldman and fats artists 
only be employed. 



A French flbn company making a 
picture in the desert near Palestine 
evidently tried td put over a pub- 
licity stunt by sending out a story 
that Betty Blythe had been cap- 
tured by Bedouins and carried into 
the desert. They failed to seek co- 
operation with Miss Blythe's 
American press agent. Hal Howe, 
so the stunt was a flop. 

The story was sent to London 
from Palestine, but the English 
papers passed It up. London cor- 
respondents of American press as- 
sociations cabled the tip, along with 
their doubta. and th* New York 
dallies carried the bare announce- 
ment of the rumor — ^but carefully 
omitted the picture Miss Blythe is 
supposed to be working In. Hal 
Howe said he had never heard of 
the alleged incident. 



Walter Williams, 78, to Chicago for 
burial last week. Williams was an 
old-tlnic Chlcagoan lately resldoiit 
in California. Crane was his dear- 
est and oldest friend. 



Mrs. B. E. Gray of Quanali, Tex., 
Is trying to obtain custody uf lior 
14-year-old granddaughter, who is 
living in Chicago with Florence 
Whltenian, cabaret entertainer. 
Judge Caverly haa taken the matter 
under advisement. 



The Garden of Allah roadhouse 
opened last Friday with the Blossom 
Heath Novelty orchestra. 



Venlta Gould wired the "Tribune" 
from Minneapolis to deny she had 
ever been the wife of Harry Holton 
Luther, now in jail on a larceny 
charge. 



Frank Craven will bring "New 
Brooms' into the Blackstone at $2 
top. 



The North Shore Theatre Guild 
will present "Fashion; or Life In 
New York," written in 1845, and 
wirlch had a professional run in 
New York last «ummer. The per- 
formance will be given at the 8th 
Street theatre. 



"Are you the man who plays the 
piano so expertly In jail?" Judge 
Lynch asked Jock Freeman. "I do 
when there." replied Jock. "Well. 
ril only give you 30 days this time," 
said the judge. Jock Is a piano- 
player., but has been involved in 
petty larceny cases on several oc- 
casions. 



iiamded to have It for private clr- 
culatliM and sul>scri|)tl<-)n. 

An indl tmeut of throe counts 
was returned against Lewis Last 
.).uiuai-.v, with the arrest made this 
week. The hook was published last 
.-'.usHner and was » aid to have been 
dMributed for the u.se only of mem- 
bers of the Inte!li;,'entz!a, deemed fit 
."ubjeits for oiiUghteninent. It was 
claimed by the federal officers that 
the hero was \ivldlv j.ortrayed In 
several .xeenos. and the atmosphei* 
in thi'se Kieiies was too strong to be 
publi.shod. Lewis is being held in 
$3,000 ball for a hearing before 
United States District Judge James 
.Moiid.iv. 



In the future Ramon Samanlesos 
Is to be known as Ramon Novarro. 
He has the legal right to use that 
name. 



The Temple Players of Temple 
Judea in Lawndale, a suburb, will 
present two playlets from the Har- 
>vard University series. They are 
"The Florist Shop" and "Three Pills 
In a Bottle." 



Jack Henderson, actor, who was 
left $250,000 by the late Mrs. Edna 
Wilson, has accepted just one-half 
that amount In order to avoid a 
threatened probate contest In the 
Philadelphia courts. 

The Piping Rock Restaurant, on 
SSth street, which had accepted a 
30 -day padlock from United States 
Attorney Buckner, opened again for 
business Thursday night. At the 
same time deputy marshals clamped 
padlocks on the Monte Carlo, 209 
West 5l8t street; Meadowbrook, 62 
East 55th street; Mlrador Club, 200 
West 51st; Club Borgo, 144 West 
E5th: Crllion, 15 East 48th. and 
L'Alglon. 13 East SSth. 

On Friday the padlock was re- 
moved from Mouquin's, 454 Sixth 
avenue. 



RIgo, Gypsy violinist, and his wife 
were ordered to vacate a friend's 
apartment by Magistrate Levlne In 
Essex Market court. Rlgo was 
homeless and was Invited to use tho 
apartment for a night. He moved 
In his effects and prepared to stay 
indefinitely. 



Mary Klssell. playing In "The 
Love Song." attempted suicide Mon- 
day night by drinking iodine, but 
was rushed to Manhattan Square 
hospital, where her life was saved. 
The girl announced that treatment 
at the hands of Eugene Walter, 
playwright, had caused the suicide 
attempt. 



Patterson McNutt. producer of 
"The Poor Nut," substituted for a 
few performances last week when 
Cornelius Keefe h.nd to leave the 
cast on account of the death ot his 
sister in Boston. 



Dagmar Godowsky lias Ucen re- 
leased by Associated Kxhihilors 
from further appearances in the 



Jewel Carmen, picture actress, 
won a verdict for $60,682 against 
the Fox Film Corporation in the 
New York Supreme Court. A Jury 
decided iStns Carmen was not of 
age when she signed a contract with 
Fox and was free to sign another, 
later, with the Frank A. Keeney 
Pictures Corporation, but was kept 
from working by the Fox company. 
Amount represents $43,500 salary 
Miss carmen would have earned 
under the Keeney contract and 
$17,182 interest from date of con- 
tract, March 28, 1918. Miss Car- 
men's husband) Roland West, came 
east for the trial. 



Fannie Bric^ will be starred by 
David Belasco in a play without 
music at the end of Miss Brice's 
"Music Box' engagement a year 
hence. 



The Actors' Fund is entitled to a 
$20,000 bequest made by Theodore 
Kremer, playwright, who died In 
Germany, according to a decision by 
Surrogate O'Brien In New York. A 
German notary drew the will and 
wrote the bequest as to "The So- 
ciety of Aged Actors In New York, 
Daniel Frohman, president." The 
surrogate ruled that meant the 
Actors' Fund of America. 



Construction starts this week on 
the theatre the Rhebem Theatres 
Corporation Is to have at Port 
Chester, N. Y. Capacity 2,000. The 
Longacre Engineering and Con- 
struction Company Is the general 
contractor, with Thomas W. Lamb, 
architect. 



WInthrop Ames will produce "The 
Inner Light" from the Hungarian 
during the summer. 

Al H. Woods announces that 
"Spring Fever" will open Aug. 3 at 
the Maxine Elliott; "The Pelican" 
at the Times Square Aug. 24, and 
"The Five o'clock Man" In August 
at a Broadway hou.se. 

"The Girl Next Poor" (fornierl." 
"Clo.^e Harmony") Is lo open at tlie 
Cort. Chicago. May 10. 



Rudolph RohildUi-aiit leieivtd !i 
present on his 60tli l>irtliday fron> 
hl.s son Joseph in the shape of u 
Ilve-\par lea.se on small theatre in 



Meti-o-Goldwyn started off "Zan- 
der, the Great" at tbe Capitol. New 
York by having the star, Marlon 
Darlea, appear in person Sunday 
night accompanied by distinguished 
guests. When Miss Davies entered 
the State box and the spotlight was 
turned upon her, she Insisted on 
Holbrook Bllnn sharing It. Advance 
publicity caused a traffic blockade 
in front of the theatre. 



After an all -day hearing In 
Washington the District Supreme 
Court authorized E^iward B. Mc- 
Lean and the Washington Loan and 
Trust Company, trustees of the es- 
tate of the late John R. McL<^an, to 
erect a 14-story building In Cincin- 
nati to house McLean's Cincinnati 
"Enquirer." The building Is sched- 
uled to cost $3,400,000. 



When Pola Negri returned from 
Europe on the Berengaria Friday 
night, customs Inspectors found 1$ 
bottles of liquor In her baggage. 
She was fined $6 per bottle. Later 
government Inspectors asked why 
she had failed to declare three 
pieces of Jewelry valued at $15,000. 
The excuse was that the star had 
forgotten she had declared her In^ 
tentlon of becoming an American 
citizen, therefore could not bring in 
jewc'I.^• ; . a visitor any more. She 
visited the Customs House and 
settled. 



Customs officers called at Hotel 
Blltmore and asked Jay Gould, 
young actor, who returned with his 
heiress bride, formerly Lorraine 
Manville, from Europe on the 
Berengaria and summoned Gould 
before the U. B. authorities to ex- 
plain failure to declare $50,000 
worth of Jewelry and gowns. In- 
vestigation still on. 



CHICAGO 

Chicago, May 5. 
A press Item anent "Abie's Irish 
Rise" appeared In the dallies last 
week. "Able" will begin a sum- 
mer's run In Detroit shortly. Ac- 
eording lo the Item. Roy Carruthers. 
president of the Book-Cadillac Ho- 
tel, has Invited the nienibers of the 
(.-t>mp;iny to stay at his hotel as 
permanent, while the City Clerk <if 
Detroit has suggested the comit.iny 
regi-ter so they can vole in No- 
vember. 

William H. Crane, veleran .aetur. 
and his wife brought the rem.iin.s of 



PACIFIC COAST 

Los Angeles, May 6. 
Alleging de^ert.'on. suit was filed 
against Charlton Andrews, author 
and playwright, for divorce by 
Maude Cory Adams to whom he had 
been married twenty-four years. 
The complaint filed In the Superior 
Court set forth that the couple were 
married May 5, 1901, and separated 
August, 1923. Mrs. Andrews to said 
to be living in New York at present. 



Egbert T. Roach, screen comedian, 
must pay his wife, Marcla Roach, 
$55 a week alimony and her attor- 
eny another $26 a week for counsel 
fees until the latter is paid a total 
of $450, according to a decision 
made by Superior Court Judge 
Gates. His attorney said Roach 
earned $400 a week, but his ward- 
robe expenses were very high, as he 
^■id to spend $50 a week on clothe*, 
and that his assets at the present 
time consLsbed of $2; also that he 
would be out of work for the next 
seven weeks and felt that $25 a 
month would be sufficient money for 
Mrs. Roach to dress herself on. 



Jane Greene, now appearing at 
the Rue de la Palx Cafe In New 
York, is said to be spluttering In 
wealth, due to the discovery of oil 
on the 320-acre tract which she 
leased In Mid Canyon, near Soledad, 
California, according to her mother, 
Mrs. Belle Greene. 



D. L. Lemer, picture actor with 
three other men Including Rush 
Meadows, prominent attorney, were 
placed under arrest by government 
and police officials on a charge of 
being members of an alleged nar- 
cotic and bond theft ring. It was 
charged that the gang, of which 
they were members, had In their 
possession $16,000 worth of Liberty 
Bonds, part of $200,000 stolen from 
a bank at Highland, Neb. Accord- 
ing to the police, Lemer was said 
to have been arrested In June, 1923, 
at San Francisco on the charge of 
forging checks amounting to $1,860. 
At that time I>emer gave his occu- 
pation as a film man, and was re- 
leased on $10,900 ball. Lemer was 
also said to have been mixed up In 
a I^ng Beai-h liquor raid with five 
other men, at which time he is m\A 
to have been a member of the I^ong 
Beach liquor combination in whleh 
many motion picture stars were in- 
terested. 



P. Gordon Lewis, 37, brother of 
(Miss) Georgia Lewis, author of 
"The Merry-Go-Round," was ar- 
rested by a United States marshal 
on a charge of having distributed 
obje-tionable matter throueh the 
m;ill. The book whi(-h Ia-wIs i- 
(•h;irt;e'l with having distributed Is 
"The Temple of Hallas-Althenn'." 
wrillen I'y liis sister. Tt was a vol- 
ume coMt.iliilntj 41 r, pages, with tin- 
subscript Ions litnited'^te 996, KelUng 
at $'J0 a eopy. Kacli bo'il; . whs »"> 
nnmhereil that a reeord of the pur- 
chaser (ouid be kept, as It waa onl; 



As the result of injuries received 
In an automobile accident Hope 
Browning, 23 years old, an aspirant 
to motion picture fame, may be 
barred from the films for the re- 
mainder of her life. Miss Browning 
sustained a badly torn Up and lace- 
rated scalp. She had been scheduled 
to take a screen test the day after 
the accident. 



In the wreck of a Sante Fe train 
near San Diego a number of well- 
known picture stars were cut and 
bruised and badly Shaken up. These 
notables Included Louise Fazenda. 
Marie Prevost, Kennth Harlan, Wal- 
ter Long and Lottie Faust. Wit- 
nesses reported that the outstanding 
hero of the wreck was Bob Webb, a 
property man and brother of Mil- 
lard Webb, motion picture director. 

Mrs. Matilda Anna Crabtree Tuck- 
er, 65, claiming to be a niece of tha 
late I.K)tta Crabtree, has started suit 
to gain the bulk of the Crabtree for- 
tune, which the former actress left 
chiefly to charity. Mrs. Tucker la 
the second, Los Angeles woman to 
lay claim to the Crabtree millions. 
The flrst woman was Mrs. Carlotta 
Cockbum, who also says she is a 
niece. 



Jack Padelford, known profession- 
ally as Jack Carlton, cafe singer, 
was haled Into court and threatened 
with arrest on charges of wife de- 
sertion and failure to provide for 
minor children unless he chose fhe 
alternative of returning to hia wife 
and family. Mrs. Padelford was in 
court and tearfully told the Judge 
that she would take him back. The 
police say that Padelford has been 
enamored of another woman — Jean 
Rambeau. also a cafe singer. 



Pauline Bennett, assignee ot the 
Hecla Gown Co. of New York, was 
awarded a Judgment against Jt^ne 
Klvidge to the amount of $1,428.50. 
The plaintiff brought suit on the 
grounds that Miss Elvldge bought 
gowns and then failed to pay for 
them. 



George Rono brought an action In 
a small claims court here a'galnSt 
the Hollywood Studio Exchange, 
seeking the return of $25 paid by 
him for screen tests. The court held 
that Rono did not give the exchange 
a fair chance to make the tests, and 
therefore ruled against the plaintiff. 

Warner Bros, announce a pro- 
gram for this year to include 60 pic- 
tures. Harry M. Warner, pjwn his 
return from the east, made the «n- 
nouncemeht, and also declared tli.-jt 
a stock company would be formed 
Immediately for the presentation of 
stage plays. 

When Julian Eltinge completes hit 
local engagement he fnay appear fol" 
the flrst time In the Julian Eltinge 
theatre. New York, in a farce called 
"Miss Swift of New York." 

Although she and her mother have 
been brought pretty close together 
through the Illness of her grand- 
mother, Mrs. J. B. Miles, Mary Miles 
MJnter has not as yet settled out of 
court the action she brought against 
her mother for on accounting of 
money earned by the actress during 
her screen career. , - 

Metro- Gold wyn have signed H. 
Stiller, German director, according 
to announcement by Irving Q. Thal- 
berg. Stiller Is to be brought to this 
country from Germany. It was also 
stated that Marshall Nellan will 
make another picture for M-O and 
that production on "Ben-Hur" will 
be halted for two or three months 
while a duplhjate of the Circus 
MaxImuH is being constructed. 



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Wednesd«y. May X 1925 , 



CO-OPERATIVE SERVICE DEPT. 

Donald Tompkina and Ruth Lova. Kew Juvenile team, both about 17. 
but show enough now for an early spot on big time becauae likely, 
•ppeal to younger patrons. Caught on small time. . Ibee. 

Dave Schooler and Qirla. / 

Brilliant pianist wlUiiii special set of enough lllusionistic power to 
lend class to any bill. Needs condensing only to make it well rounded 
and Schooler's personal playing enough to lift it above^rdinary. JSkig. 



ARMAND VEC8EY and Ritz Carl- 
ton Hotel Orcheetra (10) 
24 Mine., Full Stage 
Palace 

A composer, also a splendid vlo- 
Ilnlat of flne taste describes the 
playing leader, Armand Vecsey, 
who has a corking group of musi- 
cians comprising his Ritz Carlton 
hotel string orchestra. Joe Fejer, 
whose Hungarian orchestra scored 
in vaudeville, is presenting Vecsey 
at the Palace. 

After' a generous program taking 
up 17 minutes, Veceey encored 
twio* on the strength of the scor- 
ing. Playing his inatrument vir- 
tually throughout he attracted at- 
tention from the opening with a 
number by himself titled "Dorothy 
DiBon Walts." Followed "Homage 
to Victor Herbert," as nicely ar- 
ranged a selection from the late 
composer's works as heard since 
Herbert's death— and played^ su- 
perbly. Vecsey's violin solo was 
"The Swan" and the final programed 
number was made up of melodies 
from popular musical comedy hits. 
Including the inevitable "Indian 
Liove Call" from "Rose-Marie" and 
"Tea For Tw^o" from "Kb. No, 
Nanette." ^ ■ . 

There are five violins in the 
Vecsey 10-piece string orchestra, 
two pianos,, basso, cello and drums. 
One of the pianists frequently turns 
to the celest* (bell organ) an In- 
atnxment that fits In especially well 
with the Vecsey arrang«pients. This 
is a class orchestra. *" completely 
blgrh ff^de without plunging deep 
in the <f1as8lcal. That is why It 
landed at the Palace. Ihee. 



DAVE SCHOOLER and Girls, (3) 
Songs, Dancing and Instrumental 
20 Mine.; Three (Special) 
81st St. 

A picturesque stage setting and 
Dave Schooler's piano technique 
classifies this presentation as a 
"tone" act that but needs meager 
pruning to prepare it for a romp 
around the vaude houses. 

Accompanied by two girls, one 
cast as Public Opinion and the 
other as a Devil, the lines In the 
act are rWymed and, it must be 
said, not overly- strong. The theme 
seems to be that Schooler likes the 
classic, the Devil wants her music 
warmed up and the public repre- 
sentative wants to know what the 
pianist is going to do about it. 

Schooler solos twice, gathering 
aplenty in each instance for there 
are few equals to this boy on a 
keyboard in vaudeville and It's un- 
known if he has a peer under that 
specification. Peggy Hart and 
Estelle MacMeal are the feminine 
duo. Both make two costume 
changes while Schooler changes 
from period dr^se to tuxedo, fhtrl 
lighting of the act is also note- 
worthy. 

The act Inclines to longevity right 
now but weeding out should remedy 
that Impediment after which all 
Schooler has to do is play that 
pla no. ..•'■■:■. ^*tf' 



QCN. PISANO (2) 
"At the Qun Club" (Shooting) 
IS Mine.; Full Stage (Special) 
Slat St. • 

Probably a new act for this sharp- 
shooter who continues to be a wiz- 
ard with the small calitre rifles. 
The General is now having the way 
paved by a film reel showing him in 
action at a gun club on ILong Is- 
land. It la of short duration and 
confines itself to the target demon 
picking various objects out of the 
air. The act is now titled, "At the 
Oun Ctaib." 

The expert is assisted by Char- 
lotte Cochrane, nattily dressed in 
uniform. Besides handling the 
necessary props - Miss Cochrane 
steps forth for a song, not particu- 
larly eeaential, but of sufficient 
merit to be retained unless the need 
for conserving running time is great. 
Besides picking off objects from 
Sighting through mirrors, the rifle- 
man's most spectacular work lies 
in his lighting i».-id extinguishing 
'. matches while shooting from an 
aisle and the playing of "Suwanee 
River" on a special keyboard, dur- 
ing which the stage is darkened to 
enhance the flame spurts from the 
guns. The splitting of a card held 
i" in the hand of the assistant also 
k drew a good sized quota. 
I The act Is capable of playing any 
f vaudeville house and of the best of 
Its type. The set is the exterior of 
a small club house. Skig. 



PAUL PAULSEN 4 CO,. (2) 
Aerial Acrobatics 
14 Mins.; Full 
American Roof 

Paulsen, assisted by two girls, 
contributes a snoppy routine of 
balancing and gymnastics on a sus- 
pended trapeze. Paulsen is the 
unders'tander with the girls alter-- 
nating on mounts. A Shoulder 
balance with the heftier of the 
two girls perched on the soles of 
his feet and Paulsen head down bal- 
ancing on shoulders with trapeze 
swinging brought a worthy hand as 
did his human sec-saw effect with 
Paulsen in the centre rung of a 
ladder balancing both girls while 
on bar and with hands free. A no 
grip head balance by Paulsen on 
the trapeze in motion provided a 
thrill finish that sent the turn away 
■4o good returns. 

Ctot over neatly in close of this 
eight act bill and shapes up as 
vood act for the mediums, 



THE BERNICES (11) 

Instrumental 

IB M»ns.; Full Stage (Special) 

City 

All-feminine orchestras in vaude- 
ville are a rarity, as it seems that 
women have gone in for that type 
of professional work less than for 
almost any other. For this reason 
alone The Bernices will be welcome 
in most houses and in addition they 
give a very satisfactory musical 
turn. 

The 10 women look very well In 
handsome evening dresses, all siml- 
lar. They strike a very fair average 
in Appearance and youth with the 
chlcken^h looking drummer and 
one or two other real peaches. T-he 
leader Is at the piano, a bit stouter 
and more mature than the rest, 
but making up for it by her wizard- 
ry on the keys. 

The Instrumentation is piano, 
trombone, two trumpets, five saxes 
and drums, the latter doubling with 
banjo and one of the saxophonlsti 
with violin. Six numbers, the lest 
an encore, were played, half of them 
en masse and the others giving op- 
portunity for specialties. The sax 
section has an interlude, the cork- 
ing first trumpetess (if that's what 
you call her) does a sizzling hot bit 
and the girls even sing a little, not 
so well, but better than an average 
bunch of choristers would. A danc- 
er is introduced for Just one num- 
ber, and although she's cute, she is 
hardly necessary. 

One of the higher pitched saxo- 
phones sounds rather strained and 
shrill at times, but otherwise the 
playing is always pleasing to tbe 
ear if not exactly irresistible. In 
addition the girls know their vaude- 
ville and for the small-time they're 
a safe bet, particularly since thf 
number of siiallar aggregations in 
vaudeville can be counted on the 
fingers of one hand. 



TEXAS GUINAN anrf Her Mob. 

<1») with Texas Strollers (Band) 
41 Mins.; Full 
Hippodrome 

Plenty of superlatives In <^ortnec- 
tion with this act. After the Gus 
Edwards' "presentation" credit, the 
first thing to hit the eye is the 
billing in connection with Texas 
Guinan that she is- "New York's 
most popular club." Follows the 
the plug, "direct from the world 
famous EJ Fey Club." 

Miss Ouinan's mob comprises 
Ruby Keeler, Alice Boulden, Peggy 
Shannon, Doris Wilson, Bernice 
Speer, Doris Vinton, Peggy Gilles- 
pie, Rule Portorfleld, Pauline Blair, 
Frank White, Sidney Hawkins, Joe 
Ross and the Texas Strollers, a 
Jazz sextet. In connection with the 
gals is the program reference that 
sounds like a pan at Zleggy, "glo- 
rious girls ivho don't need glorify- 
ing." 

As an act It's a paradox for 
vaudeville. For one thing, the lit- 
tle vocalizing Miss Quinan essays 
could Just as well be omitted. Her 
voice is not up to snuff and the 
idea eould be eliminated. Officiat- 
ing aj the mistress of ceremonies. 
Miss Guinan dtH)Ilcates her cafe 
role as at the El Fey where she 
knew everybody and everybody 
knew her. Continuing the cafe at- 
mosphere, the vaudevllle\ fans are 
constantly Invited by the breezy 
Texas to "give in" and award each 
specialist "a hand." The response 
is spotty and sometimes tepid al- 
though for tbe main good-natured. 
For vaudeville, in all cases, it's a 
departure. Miss Oulnan Invoking a 
reception for each of her Mob for 
no Justifiable reason. That it's a 
question of good-naturedly oblig- 
ing, is evidenced by the fact that 
when the specialties warranted it, 
the spontaneous returns far ex- 
ceeded the solicited applause. 

The idea may be okay for a cafe 
but it's a question if a cold-sober 
family audience fancies being 
aroused into an artificial frenzy 



CHARLES CHASE 

Comedy 

11 Mins.; On« 

Hippodrome 

Mr. Chase Is In ridiculously misfit 
apparel. He remains on from start 
to finish, stressing his comedy 
through'out and changing pace in 
keeping with his billing of "a lit- 
tle of this and that." Fui^amen- 
tally he is a stepper; not Just an 
ordinary hoofer, but a comedian 
with rare knowledge of values. 

He varies his stuff with comedy 
by-play, featuring his cquat danc- 
ing, novelty bita such as prodticing 
a cigaret from a ridiculously ela- 
borate package^ fire eating, etc 

Mr. Chase may not be quite as 
new as Variety's files lead us to 
belie.ve In the absence of his record, 
liut in either case he is funn|r, pleas- 
ing and a big time prospect. 

« Abel. 



The act runs 41 iqinutes and 
could stand chopping through omit- 
ting the salvos and other requests. 
It's a satisfactory turn for its size, 
the girls looking very chic and 
chicken and featuring shiveree 
stepping, a cabaret heritage which 
lends some zest to a vaudeville 
program. Bernice Bpeer stopped 
the show and Doris Vinton, Alice 
Boulden, Ruby Keeler, Joe Roes and 
tbe tenor also came In for huge 
riices of appreciation. 

Miss Guinan does nothing her- 
self but the lntr<filucing. Jhe act ^yrq AND EWINQ 
in substance Is a succcMiion of »«- T.Ik, M>ng. and dancing 
dividual contributions with an an .♦. "_ 



LIEUT. FELIX FERDINANDO and 

Havana Orchestra (10) 
21 Mine.: Three (Special Drapes) 
State 

This band or orchestra, the latter 
classification applicable through the 
use of kettle drums and combined 
reed and string instruments on some 
selections, due to the ability of the 
members to double in what is com- 
monly known as "brass and or- 
chestra," ' can go into anybody's 
theatre any oM time. And this goes 
right In the face of the fact that 
bands have deluged old Broadway. 

In the topical numbers there a 
quick shift from solo to ensembles, 
with first the brass or the reeds 
playing for direct hfcrmony and ef- 
fect There's comedy relief and 
perhaps one "bit" more than any 
other stood out like a beacon light. 

For an encore, "Carmen" was 
played. A tuba player came out 
with- his big horn and represented 
the bull while one of the other 
bandsmen acted as a toreaVor for 
one of the quicket, funniest "bits" 
by any of the leaders this season. 

What also proved an outstanding 
feature was the band's "Pinafore." 
All of the orchestra shows skill and 
versatility with different instru- 
ments but tbe pianist and drummer 
who remain at ihelr respect IVe sta- 
tions throughout. That tuba player 
is a whole show or band himself. 

Lieut. Ferdinando is a musician, 
with the violin and horn, but a 
leader who goes after results and 
gets them without tearing holes In 
the stage. 

As the band performed Monday 
night, it gives Al satisfaction all 
the way. Mark. 



CLIAS BRBESKIN (1) ^ 

Concert Violinist '] 

12 Mina.; On* 
Hipped rom« 

Ellas Breeskin is • Russlon ron<% 
cert viollni^ of no mean standing, 
Tbe program notation anent big 
"first American appearance" prob* 
ably refers to his v|iudeville debut, 
as Mr. Breeskin has profcably been 
heard on the American platform 
before. 

His routine is all to the concert, 
but indubitably like^ He opened 
with the Wiemanski "Souvenir de 
Moscow," followed by Fritz Kreis« 
ler's "Caprice Vlenncio," a lighter 
number. Hubay's "Hejre Kati" 
completed his program, displaying 
his bow dexterity to the fullest. 

Mr. Breeskin lends a genteel touch 
to a class program and there is 
room for him In the better houses. 

Abel. 



FLORENCE CAST and Co. <5) 

Revua 

Full Stage (Special Set) 

Bedford, Brooklyn. 

Whether the Florence Cast name 
may be relied upon, here Is a flash 
act that can carry along the small 
time although as an act it's pretty 
bad. 

Miss Cast and five youthful boys 
compose it. They dance, all imita- 
tors wllh the girl slightly referring 
to the imitations without specify- 
ing. One of the boys appears to 
have practiced every step Herman 
Timberg ever created. The others' 
did others. One even played a 
ukulele. 

That made it a dance carnival 
in an attractive set, of conventional 
(ianctng, taking in Miss Cast's own 
toe-stepping if she wants it so 
called. Her dancing Is of the short- 
course school sort and she owns 
a phone booth voice. 

Tet this act closing the show 
pleased the Bedfordltes. The small 
time can and will play it because 
for six people it must be cheap. 
Those boys as chorus boys or 
dancers are only worth what they 
are getting and tl;e price must be 
a matter of bargaining, although 
you never can tell — maybe a pro- 
ducer put out and over this one. 

Bime. 



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THREE GOLFERS 

Acrobatic 

12 Mins.; Full Stage 

Columbia 

One of the best combinations of 
iU kind, and capable of holding a 
spot on a He time bill. The flash 
stunts include intricate tumbling 
taking off from a see saw. The 
mounters fly through the air, land- 
ing in a basket strapped to the 
shoulders to the understander. The 
finishing trick will lift them out of 
their chairs. Both mounters fly 
into a chair supported on a pole 
10 feet high strapped to tbe under- 
stander. 

The act has improved 100 per cent 
since arriving from abroad and mak- 
ing a brief vaudeville appearance. 
Edba. 1 It's sure fire for vaudeville. (7^. 



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ensemble dedicated to the U. 8. At- 
torney, "Oh, Mr. Buckner." which 
is more or less unfiatterlng to that 
I>adlocking official. The El Fey is 
one of the places that came under 
the bans, accepting a voluntary 
shut-down for a month. 
- Miss Guinan is Jtr^nsplanting her 
stuff to the Club Merits after thtit 
place, also accepting the same 
penalty as the El Fey. reopens. 
The El P*y. however, is featured 
because of Texas' past perform- 
ances, frhe being credited with 
"making" the place. 

She is of course under disadvan- 
tage before a multitude, lacking 
that Intimacy which distinguished 
her at the cafe. With the strong 
support, tbe act should shape up 
nicely if the price is "rlghf both 



ways. 



Abel. 



WALDA AND CO. (4) 

Dancing and Singing 

IS Mins.; Full SUge (Special) J 

City 

A conventional dancing "flash, 
although it does go to the bizarre 
and futuristic for its settings. Miss 
Walda shows talent far above the 
ordinary. • She does toe, Spanish 
and Jazz dances, scoring particu- 
larly because there is well-timed 
precision and unmistakable signs of 
careful training in her steps as well 
as grace and ease. 

The balance of the company in- 
cludes a man and two women danc- 
ers, capable but inconspicKious, and 
a girl soprano, who started the in- 
troduction almost weirdly, but im- 
proved In her specialties between 
the dauices. Some thread of a story 
is interwoven with the bluebird idea 
involved' but not clear, because the 
lyrics -irere unintelligible. 

The act opetas with a sort of 
prismatic stereoptlcan presentation 
on a scrim drop, not meaning any- 
thing in itself, but implanting a 
colorful effect that the turn strug- 
gles to retain. The costuming is 
not particularly pretentious l:-ut 
handsome and in good tast^. 

Sixth at the City, the act proved 
far from diih an4 Miss Waida's in- 
dividual efforts brought strong re- 
turns. 



IS Mins.; One 
American Roof 

This duo have evidently afttempt- 
ed to get away from th^ beaten 
path of negro comedy acts, but 
failed to Judge distance. The idea 
of a rough gentleman of color bull- 
dozing a copper of his own race 
may register heavy in some lawless 
sections, but will not get over in 
every neighlx>rhood. 

Had the repartee been funny and 
the delivery more gingery it might 
have gotten by, but the gags, of 
mostly released material, failed to 
click. \ 

At the opening the comic holds 
an Imaginary repartee with an off- 
stage spouse. He brags of being 
a bluecoat destroyer." The straight 
comes on garbed as a copper and 
listens in on the boasting. A boast- 
ful repartee ensues with the rough 
always having a shade on the cop- 
per. The latter finally floors him 
and lifts his cap with the van- 
quished one recognizing him as a 
pal and both go into a song and 
dance finish. 

Just about got over in pacemak- 
Ing for the second half and prin- 
cipally through the song and dance. 
There is an Idea in the act, but 
it needs better treatment. Edba. 



VIC PLANT and Co. (2) 
Comedy Skit 
One (Special Drop) 
Bedford, Brooklyn 

Vl« Plant in his Hebrew char- 
acter with a straight and a girl as 
a lay window model. It is in front 
of a lingerie shop. Plant and the 
straight play hokum to a finish in 
talk and continue it even more 
heavily when the window shade 
rolls up while the straight is 
speaking about "form," and the 
comedian sees in the window a 
girl in a combination. 

Unfortunately ar the Bedford the 
flret half the opening act held an 
athletic girl In a white union suit 
that made the young woni&n of the 
window look foolish. 

However, even with the Ihree 
people, the special drop and the 
burlesque comedy scheme through- 
out, the Plant turn, if it sticks, will 
stick on the small time. Sime. 



RICHARDSON and ADAIR 
Talk, Songs and Dancing 
15 Mins.: One 
Grand O. H. 

Man and woman, former in 
character of old Grand Army 
Veteran. He enters singing "Buy 
a Flower," nothing t>eing recogniz- 
able but the title. This sounded far 
fetched for comedy results as all 
his following conversation was dis- 
tinct. 

The girl enters and cross-fire en- 
sues relative to his wares and his 
age. The conversation follows 
familiar channels, being of the "I' 
may l>e old but I have my moments" 
variety. 

Retiring to his bench he attempts 
to sit down. The comedy business 
of wobbling aged legs is identified 
with Al Lydell (Lydell and Maccy) 
as is also the business of trying to 
cross rheumatic^egs with the aid 
of /I cane. 

Seated he solo's "Genevieve" and 
the girl appears in costume as the 
spirit of his dream. They duet the 
number. He has an excellent sing- 
ing voice and the duet harmony la 
above board. More crossfire fol- 
lows, then the girl reappears In a 
fringed costume. He insists upon 
going to a dance with her and 
proves his agility and pep by Jazz- 
ing atid eccentric dancing to her pop 
Song solo. 

' The act Is now small time due to 
the lack of originality in either idea 
or construction. The man is 
talented but needs material. Next 
to closing at this house they took 
one of the hits of the bill and should 
duplicate in any of the ' smaller 
houses. Con. 



SMITH AND CANTOR 
Comedy, Piano and Songs 
15 Mins; One 
Grand, O. H. 

Standard small time two man 
piano and singing combination. 
One wears Turkish costume for 
comedy with partner mostly at the 
piano wearing a tuxedo and a Tur- 
ban. 

The material consists of average 
comedy solos and doubles with a 
piano polo thrown In. Sonis cross- 
fire and nutting by the coiflpdian 
with a closing song composed of 
limerlck.s titled "Tick Took" put 
them away to generous returns at 
this house. Stalling for bows could 
be eliminated advantageously. 

The comic will develop but at 
present the turn Is for the small 
time only. Con, 



Wednesday. May «. 1M5 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



VARIETT 



15 



OANCELAND (•) 

Dano* Revus 

IB Mins.: On« and Full (Special) 

Grand O. H. 

This turn was formerly Lloyd 
und Doherty Slaters. The trio have 
added a male dancer and two glrlu. 
liloyd handles the vocalizing: which 
consists of ordinary introductory 
song before a special drape. The 
act then goes to full stage^ Con- 
ventional solo and double dances 
follow. 

The sisters do Russian, acrobatic 
and toe work showing notliing 
original. One of the assisting girls 
does acrobatic contortions that 
stand out as the best bit In the 
turn. The male dancer turns in a 
fair routine of ankle, slides and 
Russian steps, all familars, with 
Lloyd breaking out pedally for a 
routine of mild dimensions. 

For a finish Lloyd announces the 
sisters will duplicate on their toes 
any. step as done by the others 
They thereupon do the duplications 
having nothing difflcult to repro- 
duce. The act Is nicely costumed 
and produced but qualifles as Just 
another small time standardized re- 
vue. *■'■, Con. 



TOMPKINS and LOVE 

•FrMhies" (Skit) . . 
14 Mini.; One 
Amarican 

Donald Tompkins and Ruth Love 
are a youthful coupl?. neither look- 
ing over 17, the age mentioned in 
one of the songs in a routine di- 
rected by Edith May Qapes. 

The turn carries the billing of 
••Freshles." It is a light skit with 
aongs &nd dances. The dialogue 
refers to sophomores and seniors at 
school with reference lo a fraternity 
dance which the girl and boy 
sweethearts are to attend. Little 
Miss Love is a graceful stepper and 
though her vocal eftorts are dis- 
tinctly immature she has person- 
ality. 

Young Tompkins handles lyrics 
trelL He Is no novice in dancing, 
displaying cleverness in hQc)cing 
and ioipressing as a likely Juvenile 
prospect either foe two-a-day or 
musical comedy with a season or 
two. "These young people are on 
their way to big time. In a spot 
here they scored. Ibee. 



(2) 



EARL HAMPTON and Co 
"Ma^t Dad" (Comedy) 
18 Mins.; Full Stage (Special) 
l^iFth Ave. 

Earl Hampton, formerly of Hamp- 
ton and Blake, is featured In this 
comedy sketch. He is supported by 
Madge McCarthy artd Robert Wayne. 

The act qualifies as a good small, 
time cpnvedy vehtqle. Hampton, in 
a breezy light comedy role, spouts 
Cracks as the prodigal son returning 
with his chorus girl wife. 

The youthful couple have made 
their mark in the Tei^as oil field. 
A crusty old father remains to be 
won over. This is accomplished in 
conventional manner. 

The plot nnd situation are as fa- 
miliar as Russian dance steps, but 
Hampton's breezy salesmanship ex- 
tracts a fair measure of laughs from 
the mediocre material. 

Miss McCarthy and Mr. Wayne as 
the chorus girl bride and father, are 
the average support. Con. 



PALACE 

Not much of a kick in this week's 
show, though it has enough names. 
Maybe that's the reason, for the 
routines of the major turns are 
quite familiar. Monday's matinee 
Was oft in attendance, but last 
nighf.s house was capacity down- 
stairs .save for some box .seats. 

The laugliter .score was rather 
lisht. Will Mahoney did his best on 
fourth and Roy Cummlngs was t'le 
lite saver next to clo;,ing. Malioney's 
material is quite the same as be- 
fore, but Mahoney wakened the cus- 
tomers to pleasurable response af- 
ter the first section sagged in tlie 
middle. 

The house vas all primed for 
Cummings, tlie rouKh-ho'Jsest co- 
median who ever came from Con- 
necticut. The ea.sy-to-looU-al Irene 
Shaw dresses line the '.J.'ithing ;iea- 
son was on, buc it would be a .shamo 
to cover up too mvch. The diin- 
mings fails are <-.iWuy8 diverting — 
how he escipes injuries is to be 
explained t.y just being a lucky 
bird. 

Eddie Leonard, his crack banjo 
band and several nifty hoofers, 
closed intermission and did it In 
true Leonard fashion. Eddie was on 
a i'ound tialf hour, ertcoring witli 
his 6ld favorites as iwjual after 
working that part up with his lead- 
er (Carroll LeVan). When Leonard 
trotted out the present act last 
Reason it looked like the best he 
^ver had and that still goes. He 
didn't mention anything about not 
having much longer to play. It's a 
better idea to let those young danc- 
ers do the heavy work. Of the 
dancers Jack Russell, Gus Mulcay 
and Charlie Oberle are billed, but 
two others are in action. 

Armand Vecsey and his Ritz- 
Carlton hotel orchestra provided 
ttiusical class, opening intermission 
(New Acts). Stella Mayhew was next, 
her fancy frock covered with ging- 
ham, that being a cue for comment 
about comfort at her age, etc., which 
did arouse giggles from the stout 
women present. Miss >Iayhew has 
two song numb?rs for an effective 
close, "Cinderella" easily the best. 

Ned Wayburn's 'Demi-Tasse Re- 
vue" on third got something through 
several dance .ipecialties. but other- 
wise looked like an old fashioned 
girl act. One of the chorus bits was 
taken from "Rose -Marie." The act 
Seemed to be a succession < of slow 
tenipo numbers, and without much 
relief grew tiresome. The tableau's 
finish is quite effective and the doll 
girl's eccentric dance is exceptional. 
Also there is a sister dance number 
that .'looked good.' 

Prppser and Maret, hand to hand 
$iarvels, were given the No. 2 apot^ 
unusual at the Palace for an aero.-' 
batic turn. But thi^ team is most 
exceptional and "work entirely In 
"one" anyway. Spectacular lever-, 
Age feats brouglit much applause. 
The.se stunts require great strength 
on the part of Maret, but Piopser. 
the top-mountec is a weakling; 1'\e 
act scored a hit and probably, only 
^ break kept it out o^f revues, fo^r 
It pars with the Rath Brothers 
Without question. 

. The "Cycle of Color," a posing 
turn' with special light effects;' wds' 
billed to open, but ' closed instead 
and held the house well. Mary 
Gautier's pony ^Boy" and dogs 
opened well, enough. The suppo.sed 
playing of taps on the horn by the 
yttle horse did not fool many, but 
"Boy" really counted h\ the bells 
finish. Ibee. 



dance team, U. S. Thompson and 
Johnny Nit al.io clicked heavy. Will 
Vodery Orchestra (Rand Reviews). 

Joe Mendi, the educated chimp, 
in his third week here, reopened 
after the interval. Texas Guinan 
and Her Mob (New Acts). 

A. Robing the "walking music 
store." is a Hippodrome favorite, 
ind ju.stiriably so. Robins has held 
down the next-to-shut h<»re on pre- 
vious occa.sioM.s witli the same tell- 
ing effect as Monday night. Poodles 
Hannaford. another Hipp favorite, 
ilospd in great style despite the be- 
lated hour. AM. 



81tt ST. 

Well put together six-act show 
tliat clicked where it was supposed 
to leave its mark, and that was in 
each instance. As laid out the bill 
about covered everything from 
shooting to acrobatics, possessing a 
comedy wallop supplemented by im- 
ItatloiKs, a "tone" piano Insertion, 
singing and dapcing. The spas- 
modic drizzle of rain may have 
partly been responsible for the 
three-quarter house, which tl»e 
show seemed to strike, about right, 
and eai^ly had them in an amiable 
frame of mind. 

Puck and White. No. 4, packed 
evel-ything away with their clown- 
ing, and caused a dead halt that 
vetoed the attempt to darken the 
house lights. This frolicking mixed 
pair scampered through, without 
fuas and tore everything apart to 
roll up top score. Mel Klee was im- 
mediately behind and did nicely with 
his "inside stuff," but if his applause 
allotment had totaled half of that 
garnered by the preceding team he'd 
still be out there, for Klee continues 
to manifest some of his former hab- 
its. This engagement, according; to 
Klee. is his first in New York In 10 
months. 

General Pisano (New Acts) raised 
the barrier, after which came Roger 
Williams and his Imitations. Will- 
iams eased by fluently within eight 
minutes, but the house thought 
enough of him to prolong that time 
by three more. His tntmlcking of a 
radio set seemed to be the outstand- 
ing morsel, although the imperson- 
ating of a four-piece Jazz band, used 
as a finish, remains a'flitting climax 
and obtained its due. 

The Kikutas Japs were in the 
closing spot, prcoeded by KJlee. who 
was following the Puck and 'White 
outburst, than which there has been 
no greater in this theatre in weeks. 
One ahead of that was Dave School- 
er (New Acts) assisted by two girls 
and a special set. ■ : Skiff. 



next to closing with their familiar 
line of comedy hoke, and managed 
to garner the loudest outbursts. The 
boys worked h^rd, adiiered to famil- 
iars and wound up with a comedy 
sonrf of endless choruses, which 
brought them a number of legiti- 
mate recalls. 

Pardo and Archer, likable mixed 
team. • precetled with a line of chat- 
ter and songs, with the songs much 
above" the chatter. The latter was 
conventional flirtation stuff, with a 
cryini- ballad Ui'ed for a llnlsh. 

"Moonlight in Killuriiey," a four 
people .setui» to feature an Irish 
tenor, closed the lirst .section. It 
wa.s a .sort of "Unnning for Office" 
affair set in iin Emerald Isle locale, 
with the tenor wooing the ingenue 
via vocalizing and the elders, the 
girl's mother and the boy's dad, al.'o 
falling for the wiles of Cupid. The 
tenor has a fairly good voice and 
the act was passably entertaining. 

De Vine and Williams, mixed 
team, offered a line of hoke comedy, 
.some of which hit and some of 
which didn't. 

Powers Duo opened. Edba. 



STATE 



EODIE RASH 

S<»na«. . ' j'.-; 

14 Mins; One ■..'■.■,; , 

American RqoF , ,, 

Rash Is an eccentric comic who 
features singing but has inter- 
spersed his numbers with comedy 
talk to break up the warbling rou- 
tine. He opens, with a comedy 
number, goes into a satirical reci- 
tation on Hollywood which Uads to 
As ballad. His second number re- 
verts again to comedy and two ad- 
ditional numbers wind up. 

Went over in the de(uce on this 
bill and can get along in an early 
spot on any of the tliree-a-days with 
present routine. F.dha. 



"What Price Glory?" is doing 
more out of jtown billboard advertis- 
ing tfian any other New York show. 
On the main line of the Pennsyl- 
vania to Washington, as far as 
Wilmington, 24-sheet stands painted 
are regularly .seen. "'l*he Show-Off" 
is also doin(» some heavy out of 
town advertising along the tracks, 
but its stands do not equal in num- 
ber those for the war drama. 

Announcement of tlie cngase- 



surer of tlie Orplieum, Sioux City, 
la., to Vaughn,. Weidel, newspaper 
man, is made by the parents of tlie 
bride-to-be, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. 
Riddle. The wedding will take pHce 
'" ^T":' ^ . ... 



HIPPODROME 

With two big acts this week — big 
In size and heavy- on the money end 
^-the balance of the show Is com- 
paratively lightweight, although 
making fpr satisfactory support. 
Florence MllLs with her band (Will 
Vodery's) and eight choristers, plus 
a corking' male dahc^ team, is the 
hOId-over. Texas Gufnan and Her 
Ei ITey Gang (New Acts) are the 
debut flash at the Hipp. Texas will 
probably have the patrons' palms 
raw by the end of the week with her 
insistence for hand-to-hand music. 

The show wasn't spontaneoiisly 
punchy. It played smoothly, but 
uneventfully. The Hlx American 
Belfords gave it a fast start, which 
pace the ensuing offerings did not 
maintain. The male sextet have 
some worthy variation.s, including 
new .shifts and throws. 

The Primrose Four fared reason- 
ably well, but were not called upon 
for a routine encore. Eily, pro- 
gramed as 'America's leading lady 
Juggler," is not new to tlie Hipp. 
The same nur.sery background is 
employed as on her previous ap- 
pearance some months ago. Her 
juggling is pleasing, although lark- 
ing di.ttinction. The balancing stunt 
with the settee in ascending the 
stepladder is both the kingplp and 
the flash. Elias Brc-skin ( New Acts) 
is a concert vioinitst making his 
vaudeville deiut Charles Cha-.e 
(New Acts). 

Florence Mills closed the first 
stanza. The bulk of her routine- i.s 
conned from "Uixie to Broadway," 
her laHt Broadway vehicle. MI.sh 
Mills is uoquestionably talented in 



' ThO' State bill Mopday night as 
a whole was entertaining yet lacked 
oofnedy. one act carrying this de- 
partment alone. 

What shortcomings it suffered in 
<comedy it more than made up for 
it in acrobatics and mu.<»icl* While 
the acrobatic section ran largely to. 
the rough ground routine, it pleased 
Immeasurably but it remained for 
Lieut. Felix Ferdinando and Havana 
Orchestra (New Acts) to <^6p the 
lion's share of applause. Jean Bar- 
i^los was also a hit. 

The State crowd Ukefd the danc* 
ing of a pair of youngsters, Tomp- 
kins and Love (New Acta) in 
second position. 

Al Golem arid that fa.st- tumbling 
male assLstant held them riveted In 
the opening spot. The big thrill 
comes with the perch work. 

Gormley and Caffery pleased Nb. 
3 more With their rough-and-tamble 
acrobatics than anything else. 
Nothing especially new in the 
routine yet this kind of stuff when 
done as this male duo does it always 
gets restilts. 

Jean Barrios has not gone back 
In trying to keep at the fore in 
feinale Impersonating. This boy 
may'uot be l,00d per cent on vocal- 
izing yet when it comes to an at- 
tractive appearance and a flashy 
and fashionable display of mil.ady's 
wardrobe, he's there a block. Bar- 
rios seems to have improved his 
style and stands with anybody in 
costumes. 

. Ann Butler and Hal Parker had 
a soft spot, considering the dearth 
of comedy ahead and the results 
were bagged easily. The pair has 
made noticeable improvement and 
are now working more harmon- 
iously, getting more laughs. 

Then came the epiphatic mu.sio 
liit of Ferdlnando's band. 

Mark. 



gestlons from an experienced vaude- 
vlllian for advancement. In addi- 
tion the set makes a sight effect. 

No. 2 held Walters and Goold. 
barely holding the spot here in their 
small-time attempt at a Van and 
Schenck turn. Better numbers are 
needed, particularly to close. Steal- 
ing bows will never get them over 
anywhere, but numbers might in the 
No. 2 along this time. 

Saxon and Coleman, n new man 
with Pauline Saxon. They got what- 
ever hit of the bill there was to be 
had; 'Vic Plant and Co., doing some- 
thing with Plant's low Hebraic com- 
edy of a burlesquy nature but not 
rough, and Florence Cast and Co., 
with five young boys, who may grow 
up, still doing their unannounced 
dance imitations as at present, much 
as those kids who made such good 
George M. Cohan imitators have 
never since been able to do anything 
else. 

To better describe the bill, two ot 
the turns had ukuleles. kime. 



ment ot Kllen Marie Riddle. trea-4jier particular line of endeavor and 

should find favor in the better 



hou.scs. The octet b.acking h.ir 
clicked with the "Charleston' en- 
f«emble. Johnny Dunn, torrid trum- 
peter, is .another card, being of the 
V.'lll Vodorv r.ri'|-.'>'.tri. '• ^ •^nv)'! r.-v' 

..: ::, t; ■■ '.. c. . ;■ .• ■ -. ' 



AMERICAN ROOF 

What evidently was intended as a 
deluge of comedy on this eight acter 
for the first ha.lf undoubtedly 
brought home to the bookers and 
spectators alike that "you can't 
Judge an act by Its billing." Six of 
the eight were evidently calcuHated 
to dispense howls, but few succeed- 
e<l. It was a great night for re- 
lea.sed gaRs, a-s Ilar^y and Willie 
Lander yiiW attest. Most of them 
were so familiar th.U the wise eggs 
from Tenth avenue were beating 
tlie performers to it with the an- 
swer'-', much to fill" delectation of 
the a.-companying Shobas. A slim 
audience didn't lttl|> matters, wi'h 
Home ails finiMhinK in Mllence 

Of the eight acts listed three were 
nnw, the latter bein^ Eddie Ra.sh, 
.linking comedian; Byrd and Kwing, 
and Paul Paul.seti and Co (all New 

. • . ■ ■ ' \'' 



BEDFORD, B'KLYN 

Variety'?* younger reviewers, with 
SA.i.«/ as their Infantile defender, 
would filn to make the small-time 
vaudeville world believe that the 
A. K. *iiinbly had a grouch when he 
slipped over a pan on their slip-shod 
.small-time r'^vlewlng. But it was 
no infantile gag by Skig when he 
probably promised Maude Ryan a 
"notice" the next time he caught her 
if she would tell the A. K. his 
{8kig-»} review of the State, inclu- 
sive of his reply, was O. K. Maude 
did, and got a semi -promise her 
picture would be printed the next 
time she was called handsome^ 
Maude asked In turn to lay off that 
one; she would rather have the type 
rep remain. 

That the youthful set of act- 
sharps suddenly went to work when 
finding someone was wise is no an- 
swer. That they may have missed 
sleep since trying to remember what 
they missed before is no excuse. 
Although at that and with forgive- 
ness they should go touring to 
Keeney's Bedford, Brooklyn, as an 
example, an independent small-time 
house where they turn off all of the 
front lights at 9:15 to keep in the 
Adatn Sowerguy class. Frank A. 
Keeney might drop over there some 
evening and get a flash., People 
could walk past at 9:35, when the 
picture ("."School for Wives") start- 
ed, without knowing they were pass- 
liig a theatre. In fact, patrons might 
keep right on walking nlohg the 
street to Loew's.Brev«ort. • 
' Touring to the Bedft^rd to see five 
acts on a split week could Illuminate 
how sorhe bills are trailed. That 
one at the Bedfdrd the first half sug- 
gested the' turns Ti.ad been drawn out 
by natnes from a hat. I'wo full- 
stage acts, respectively opentnf^ aiid 
closing, with three two-aots in a 
row in "one" In between,' Two ot 
the three . two-acts w.^re- two-men 
turns, , > • , 

Monday evening' the Bedford had 
half a h6use downstdl'i^. An nn 
lllu.st ration of how the kids formerly 
rev!«wed' .small thne' as it > is;' read 
these; .,!•■.•. 



IDA" (MNGES HANDS 

(Continued from page 1) 
Joined in the production by a part- 
ner who withdrew at the last min- 
ute. "Princess Ida" Is a light opera 
by Gilbert and Sullivan and though 
less kcown than others Is possessed 
of a beautiful score. 

Business the first two weeka^'wtui 
about 112.500, about |1,006 lyider the 
sum required for nn ^ven break. 
Last week it dropped to o^.qut |11,- 
000 and Amhalt advised the com- 
pany he could go no further. No 
notice was required since the mini- 
mum two weeks requirement hart 
been filled but the attraction had 
not run more than four weektf. 

Monday a meeting of the com- 
pany was held, it being explained 
that control had passed to the two 
crew members. The players were 
asked to accept a cut which was 
agreed to after they were told th« 
^ow would stop otherwise. 

Equity's representative was pres- 
ent and explained salaries must be 
guaranteed under the new manage- 
ment. Lee Shubert was consulted 
and finally guaranteed salaries for 
this week. After Saturday the neir 
management must i>o8t a bond, iin- 
less Shubert agrees to proceed on 
a week to week basis, protecting 
the players. The chorus and l«8«er 
principals were paid off last week 
but five leads did not receive salary 
last week. .■!.'• •.• ' 



"After seeing the show at the 
Bedford the first half, this detrl- 
inentai conception obliges the 
opinion the house is on the pay- 
roll of its opposition, fiklff." 



' "Sevferal In the .audience 
laughed, but at wh.i't never came 
out. Usual small-time stuff. 
Better bills oftep at the Mary- 
land. Hisk." 



•'Darn good show, all to the 
mustard. Frank Keeney ."ays 
he alwayf? has a good bill when 
he books it himself. T.\ke voUr 
choice. Jfar*.- .1 



"A little faster tempo In four 
of the five B|)ots, uUhounh the 
acf.s seenii.ed .no worse th^n the 
orchestra. Abel." 



'Expecting what yo-'r 'gtt on 
the sniall time, this sho*' is as 
»j;ood as any other." -■ • 



All of the acts looHed new. One 
or two worked that way; All In one 
way and for one reason or another 
.seemed fitted for small time. The 
principal rea.son appeared tt) be that 
they are cheap — at Icij-st for the Bed- 
ford, which may be a try-out or 
break -in house. Two turns had spe- 
cial full-stage settings, looking very 
well, and two had special drops. The 
other had a piano. 

Betty Moore and Co. (two men) 
opened with a ring act. Miss Moore 
lier«^ does the longest distance statue 
posing without a quiver ever seen 
on a stage. Were it not for name in 
the billing, the Illusion would have 
Ij^en nrmarkable. At first, when 
getting on the rings, the girl, in pure 
white tights and n perfect figure 
symmolrically, did not appear skill- 
ful aerially, but later disclosed that 
site is very much so. Neither one 
of the men Is beyond an ordinary 
bar i»erfornier, but the comedian 
eke.j out some lauRlis. working hard 
f.ir th»m. Thi.s posiijg and figure of 
Miss Moore s sliould'iiot be thrown 
.iwiy in a smalKltnie opening turn, 
though th.' present art Is certain for 
either o|>ening or closing anywhere 
in ti<o iiiteri)iied}ate Jiouse.s (open- 

)„_. , ,.•..- r-y •■ ■■■y: ' )T1 rr^} 






RADIO IHASH NOTES" 

(Continued from pajfi'iy-'- 

Jellies, wearing apparel, wjUjli an 6cr /' ' 
caslonal leap year proposal 9f mar-*" 
rlage not unknown. 

It so happens that many of thf 
studio announcers are , Benedicts,' 
and the "mash notes' piake forpri.-^ 
vate ami^sement in their l^imcdUtv 
family;, . ^, . . 

What psychology singles the jftn;, 
nouncer out in preferenc9 to jiom* 
popular radio entertainer has cre- 
ated wonderment. The performers 
who do the actual entertainment ^re 
sometimes not rewarded with sufTl- 
cl^nt letters to con^pensate^them for 
their comparatively tl)ankless task. 
The announcers repeatedly as!: the 
fans to mall or wire In notes of ap- 
preciation or opinion for the talent 
yet the announcer Is the recipient 
of the material rewards. 

The deduction Is that ttie an- 
nouncers on the air for a longer pe- 
riod than the acts have more op- 
portunity foe impres.slug in JJxaX 
wise, : ..,.-. 



"ABIE'S" $77,000 

(Continued faom page 1). 
$77,000. The average , fl«sl iliree 
weeks was $20„000 with the fourth 
week's takings $17,000. Last, week 
(fifth week) the count was .$15,09^ 
at that lime breaking St. Louis' run 
record. Anne'a play Is expected to 
last until the middle of June with- 
out ^rouble despite St. Louis' rep 
as the toughest spring stand in the 
country. 

Local "nianager.i are amazed and 
say that if "Able" happened to havt. .*; 
opened here In the fall Instead ot •■ 
spring, it would stick 3S weeks. 



Detroit, May 5. 
"Abie's Irish Rost^," after break- 
ing-all records in Mllkaukee, opened 
here at the Garrick Sunday night 
and broke all Sunday opening rec- 
ords. At least 1,000 were turned 
away from the box office. The 
house management reports an un- 
precedented .idvance sale. ^ 



If yon don't Adyertise in 



p...'» ^. 



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V A R I B T y 



Wednosday, May 6. 1925 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (MAY II) 

m ▼ADDBTXt.t^ TBBATmiUi 
CAll fc— ■» •!>•■ for th» WMk with Monday mstla**, wIms sot atMrwIa* Ui4lo»to«.> 
Tk* bUI» k«i«w •?« trvapAd la dlvMOM, aecordloc t» bMkliis •ffleca MppUcd (tm*. 
Tk« niMiiMr IB whlcb tli*M bUU sr« prlntad d««a ■«! «MMt« tk« raUUT* iMportaae* 

of acta B«r th«lr procmat pMiUoaa. 

A» aatarlak (■) b«for« Dam* dvootaa act la doing new turn, or raappanrlBs aftar 

•taaaeo trom njaadevllla. or appoartni In oity wbera Uatod (or tba trat Uom. 

KEITH-ALBEE CISCUIT 
KBW TOHK cmr 

KeMk'a HlppMl'mo 



Tke De Marcos 
rioiirctta JoeCra 
•Paul Wiilt«m'ii Bd 
Poodloa Han'ard Co 
Vteda * Aathony 
(OtlMra to mi) 

mtltVm FalMa 
BooDcy -k Beat Rav 



PcMik CrvMlt 
l««#oflB A 8ta«ip«r 



Sevan * PlUit 
(Two to nil) 

rraotWa Sth At«. 

Sd half (T-l«) 
Oordon'k I>asa 
Millard * Marlln 
Juat a Pal 
Htaly Sc Crora 
Van tc Varma 
Tk« Sk«n*ooda 
Harry Hlnes 
Jtal^rakap Rev 

lat halt (11-lS) ■ 
RlohardkoMi 



onmciAX. DBMnaT to ths m. ▼. 
DR. JUUAN SIEGEL 

.k M. 



Harry Kuhmp 
(Othara M ail) 



mo WUa * Band 
riPMik Wmr 
M«a«tta 

MEaL«HaB A Carson 
Skaily ft Belt Rer 
t.ca Of sis 
(Others to fll\> 

Kcitli's 81st S*. 
Four Bradnaa <* 
F»rt Kalton 
LllUaa Shaw 
(Othars to All) 



iwkj 

Laac ft Halay 
West M«SlBt7 
Wallaea ft Cappa 
WUth CUaard 
(Othars to All) 



McKay ft Ardlna 
Jo« Rally Co 
ChMs Karr Band 
Bar'aoi wUb Bailey 
(Others «o SUi 
»* half 
J>bll Sakar 
(OXbera ta til) 

■BMB* VnwkUa 

Bob Ball 
tOtkers to fill) 
Id half 
Wm Br%e^ Ca 
BIbal DavU 
Bani'BB w«h Bailey 
(Others to All) 



Labr ft Mercedes 
Ted Claire Band 
(Others to all) 
SdkaU 
Jae RAUy Co 
WaKMy ft ftrdlB* 
(Others to ail) 



■a»SB t 

Bervkr* « Kellar 
Hairy J Conley 
M Bi i y HtDca 
tOtbers to nil) 

2d halt 
Bab JOMr 
Thi«a Plerotys 



Bobey ft GoBld 
(Others to au) 

M halt (M-IT) 
RlMdaa ft Wataon 
A Rabins 
Oooley ft Sales 
Roaeoa Alls Co 
•Tableaux Petite 
(Two to ail) 

FAB BOCKAWAl 



Pletro 
(One to 



Sd half 
RoBie ft <3a«t 
Labr ft Mercedes 
CnMS Karr Band 
(OUera to BID 

BROOK LTN 
K. F. Albee 
Weber ft Fields 
Harry Santry. Band 
Santry ft Seymour 
Hotmea ft La ■*«•«•• 
Six Belfords 
Paul Nolan Co 
Bernard ft Oarry 
TrlntlBl ft Zarde 
(Others to BID 



Mt 

Belle Baker 
P«efc ft White 
Oakas ft I>eloBr Bd 
Joa BrawBlac 
Ollvor ft OIssB 
HABrfltOB Sto ft F 
Barrard Wta'd ft B 
(OtVia tb ail) 



M«» Klea 

'OBS-Bdwards Ber 
CsstlatoB ft Hack 
(Others ta aU) 

Ketth'B OcFkMBi 

Rocar Williams 
SbeltoB Tyler ft B 
(Others to nil) 

3d half 
Jones ft Morgan 
(Othera to ail) 

Margarei Padola 
Haley ft Rock 
Wm Brack Co 
(Othars to All) 
3d hair 
Hughes ft Pant 



ail) 

ASBl'RV F'K, N. J. 
Mala St. 

Two Salorls 
Margarat Padala 
Jackson Trvapv 
Frank Reoklaa* Co 
Jane DlUon 
(One to Wl) 

ABBBVUX^ K. C. 
Pteaa 

M half 
*Jim Jam Jems 
Mltchoti Br«ML 
•Parker Rand ft C 
•Nick HaCard 
OarlDse ft HImher 

ATIAMTA. OA. 

Fsnyth 

(Birmingham spilt) 

1st kalf 
Royal Oaaeoynes 
Joan Beywa 
Hartley ft Pattera'n 
Blfclns. Fay ft B 
MaUln ft Bart 

BALXnt OBX. MD. 



Dance Mania 
M half 
Hewitt ft Hall 
Billy Hail 
Coakley ft Dunlevy 
<?appa Family 

CHA'STOK, W. VA. 



Ford ft Frioe 
Barrett ft Farnum 
Sampael ft Leahart 



Buma ft Barcbill 
Flo Bnrigbt Co 
Denno Rocbell O* 
(One to ail) 

Id halt 
Dob Valeria Co 
Stanelll ft Douglas 



JBB8BT CV. N. i. 

Mat* 
M half (?-!•) 

McKay ft Ardlaa 

(Othera ta Oil) 
1st half (11-;S) 



Tm| Maud m 
HE IUeWTOH I WINS 
N. y. A. 11 Mftbgiig A 



s: 



Ray ft Hilliard 
Roaemary ft Marj'le 
Davie ft Darnell 

DBTBOIT, MICH. 

TCnspto 

Norma Telma 
WllllaBia ft Taylor 
Irmaaette ft Violet 
D« Callaa 



Toto 

Healy ft Cross 
•Tableaux Petite 
(Othera to ail) 



jomitatows, 

Majeattc 

■mna O'NeU 
La Fantasia 
AllcB ft Caaftald 



PA. 



Art Mehliager 
Kirby ft Duval 
Mary Uaynea 

MT. TKKMON, M.T. 
FMctar'a 

Xd half (T-l») 
Coartney Sis Co 
Jtmmy Lucas Co 
(Others to nil) 

1st half (11-13) 
Dooley ft Sales 
(Others to All) 

3d half (14-17) 
C:snary Opera 
Healy ft Cross 
(Others to All) 

MOBRISTN, N. J. 

I^yaas Park 

The Norvalles 
Hhafler ft Bernlce 
Walmser ft Palmer 

KANTICOKB, FA. 




LaraoBt Throe 
MUlUrd ft Marlln 
Juat a Pal 



h the tBot 
apprsheaalan 



THE FAUT MARIOS VAUDEfELE AGENCl 

1579 Broadway CHlCKMlNa Mlo.i-3 NEW YORK CITY 



Jeanne Upham Co 

3d half 
Jim Fletcher 
Saow ft SIg worth 
East ft IMmke 
Salkln'a ATgentlaea 

CHABLTB, W. TA. 
New Brendway 

(Roanoke split) 



FRANCE 

AND 

LaPELL 

SPEED CLASS 
COMEDY THRILLS 

IBB GIBL WHO 
LOOeC THE LOOP 

H.A:ri>o 

KEITH-ALBEE 



DIRBCTION 



ALF T. WILTON 



B, MACK. 
CBA8. C CBOWXi, 



9TAB OV 'YLAQf JAmr 



JOE LAURIE, Jr. 



Ohaetlaa MAX HABT 



Benny Barton Rev 

^: Marcelle 

:■-" (Others to AU) 

Mms' HMBOtaB 

W ft O Aheam 
Deagon ft Mack 
Mrs Oene Hughes 
. OJirrord ft Grey 
(Others to AH) 
2d half 
JI J Conley 
• (Others to All) 

Moaa' JeffersoB 

lat half 
I Hughes ft Pam 
I Haiao & Flint 
■Three PIfrrotys 
Benny BartoB. Rev 
(Others to nil) 

Piraatar's ItSth 8t. 

&- Sd half (T-10) 
g The Norvelles 
Z: Dave ft Treaale 
*;; 'Ajin Gold 
k Sbeltoa Tyler ft S 
(? (Two to ail) 
' < 1st half (11-13) 
•Walter Baker Co 
Jones ft Morgaui 
Jin McWilllama 
i,, (Others to ail) 
* 3d kalf (U-IT) 
Morton ft Melnette 
Davis ft l^cCoy 
(Others to All) 

nnaetM-'s Uth St. 

2d »»If (T-10) 
•Martinet A Maglin 
y Jay ft Wesson 
•^ Dave Harris Rev 



•Max Zimmer . 
(Others to All) 

Keith's GreeBpoint 

2d half (7-19) 
WaMer Nlllaon 
Four Dion Slaters 
•Hall ft Kaley Rev 
Salle ft Roblee 
Three Morin Sisters 
(One to nil) 

1st half (11-13) 
•Max Zltnnier 
(Others to nil) 

2d halt (14-17) 
•Ideal 
(Others to All) 

Keith'a Fraspeet 

2d half (7-10) 
Wilfred Dn Bols 
I^A ■ Coll 
King Solomon Jr 
EMwRj-ds ft Gard'er 
Robey A Gould 

let half (11-13) 
(One to flll) 
A Roblna 
(Others to All) 

Id half (lt-17) 
Ann Suter 
Toto 
(Others to flll) 

AUIANY, N. T. 

Praetor 

Roth ft Drake 
Lang ft Volk 
Nathan ft Sully 
Jack George 
Ani'r Night In L'd'n 

2d half 
Bqallli Bros 



'Direetlmi BILEVBROS. 



Friend ft Sparling 
Jnnet ft France 
W Manthley Co 

let half (11-13) 
Tho Norvelles 
D Davis Revue 
DeWitt ft Ounther 
Jones ft Ray 
(Others to fill) 

td half (14-17) 
•Walter Baker Co 
•Paul ft Methane 
_IaaoB A HB.rrlraB 



Northalne ft Ward 
John Barton Co 
Medley Sc Dupree 
Love Boat 

ALI^NTOWN, PA. 
CalaBlBl 

M ft A aark 
Pletro » 

Harry Ames Co 

Sd half 
Bohbv Barker Co 



TrlBl \ < 

Janet Fraaee 
Renu>s 

Dr Rockwsll 
The Merediths 

BIKGHAM'N N. V. 

BlBg b B B iOS B 

The Livingstons 
WAG Aheam 
In China 
Jack Ooldie 
Springtime Follies 

Zd halt 
Warman ft Mack 
Harry J C<»nl«y Co 
(Three to All) 

BIBMl'GH'M. AI.A. 
I^rlo 

(Atlanta split) 
1st half 
Major Jack Allen 
Fein ft Temiyaon 
HcL'ghlln ft Evans 
Anna Chandler 
Doug Charles Co 

BOSTON 
B. r. Keith's 
Houdlnl 

Marie Cahlll Co 
Fred Derrens Co 
Miller ft Mack 
Ernest Hiatt 
I-ew Hearn Co 
SamaroS ft Sonia 

BoatoB 

Otto Bros 
Fourflushing 
Donovan ft Il#e 

Ganlon*s OljriBpla 

ScollBy Sqnare 

John Doherty 
Willie's Reception 
Carl McCullough . 
Mack ft Rossltcr ^ 

Oav4oB*s Olympla 

WasUngtM St. 
Dononia 
Leo Beers 

BVFFAU) 

Shea's 

.Stanley Qalllnl Co 
Frank Mollane 
Keno ft Green 
Madeline Collins 
James Barton 
Al ft F Stedman 
Torino Co 

CAMDEN, N. 3. 
Tower's 

Donnelly &' Smith 
Cook & Oatman 
Dotaon 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
T ft A Waldman 
Rest Cure 
3 Senators 
Holland ft Dockrcll 
CABB'NDALB, FA. 

Irrlar 
Pigeon Cabaret 
Jack Rtraut>e 
Jane Dlllot 



1st lialf 
•Clayton ft Clayton 
Morey ft Corwin 
Harry Coleman Co 
Nelson ft Davia 

CHB8TKR, FA. 

EdseaioBt 

Hollywood Fables 
(Others to Ml) 

CINCINNATI, O. 



Ben ay Rabia Co 
Trevor ft HarclB Bd 
Val Harris Co 

Dlas ft Powera 

KA8TON. PA. 

AMa O. H. 

Miss Marcelle 
Bobby Barker Co 
Temple Foar 

td halt 
Harry Lee 
B ft O Sherwood 
(One to All) 

BBDC PA. 
Calaalal 

Klewn Revue 
Jack Inglta 
Bdltif Ctaapar Oo 

34 )mif 
Jerome ft Bvatya 
Mercedea 
(One to All) 

ANT*N. PA. 



Bert Saslth Ta* 
G'D BAPTB. HICH. 

Jana -ft Whalea 
OoBo Oceea 
nasa ^^Rta 4^ Hoaa 
(Two to ail) 

34 halt 
•Wraatliag Bear 
Takkp Caasady Fear 
A JuMt Broa 
Ooae OreeB 
Banquet Song ft D 

GBXKmrD. MASS. 
* VIctorte. 
34 iMJt 
JoBBler Bros 
Makoaey ft Talbot 
Conn ft Albert 
LeoBora Biben Co 



Martinet A Crow 



ItA. 

Stnui4 

Wireleaa SMp 
Mallnda ft Dade 
Creadon ft Davis 
CarRon Bmmy 
(One to Ail) 

3d halt 
Carrie Llllie 
Caul Sisters 
Four Readings 
(Two to All) 



(Twa ta nil) 

34 bait 
Vim Beaaty ft R'lth 
Burt ft I.«bnian 
Annette Dare 
Princess Radjah 
(One to All) 

I^NCASTKK. PA. ' 
CilsBlsl 

Danclag Keanedyg 
Hewitt ft Hall \ 

Billy Swede Hail 
Coakley ft Dualavy 
Capps FaaJly 

2d haU 
Hathaway Oo 
Jack Straaso 
Ann Frances Rev 
Tom Swift Co 
(Ona to atl) 

L'O ^BAXCH. N. t. 



iway 
Two Salaros 



ta half 
Pigeoa Cabaret 
Sidney Grant 
Temple Four 
Daaclng Kennedys 

NASHV'LK. TBNN. 
Priaeass 

(Ssnrie 3d half 

l^ya Selma 13) 
Margaret ft Morrell 
Four entertainers 
Zena Keafe 
Jean Granesa 
La Fleur ft Portia 

•d halt 
Jobnaon ft Oaker 
Senna ft Weber 
Those Dere Girls ' 
Renard ft West 
She Him ft Her 
NBWABK. N. J. 
P»ac«ar'a 
Walter Nlllson 
Homer LInd 




!■ •'niK • WOXAN-HATEKS' CLirBT* 



Maa4 Ryan 

(Othera to MU 

ixnnsviixB; BT. 

B. F. BaMk"* 

Don Talcrlo Oo 
ataaelM A Douglas 
Ray ft Hiltlard 
Raaemary ft MarJ'te 
J>av:3a-ft DBrDeM 
M bait 

Barry Lavall Sla 
Bnraa ft B'chtll Go 
Flo Bnrigbt ft Oa 
Denno Rochelle Co 
(One to ni) 

lOWBIX. MASS. 
B. P. Ketth's 

Brown ft WhUaker 

Mankln 

Al Oarbelle Co 

Raaaell ft Marconi 

Clayton ft Lennic 

Carson ft Kane 



BSdwards A Gard'er 
W«bb« nay 
Artkar West 
(Others to ail) 

N. B'NSWK, N. J. 
BlvaU 

2d hart (T-l«> 
Moli^ Fuller Co 
(Others to All) 

1st half (11-13) 
Hl^s Bros 
Henry Frey 
(6thcrs to flll) 

3d halt (14-17) 
•Pillard ft Porller 
Roger WllUama 
(Others to flll) 

NBW BRIT'N, CT. 
CapMal 

Karle ft Rovlen 
M.nrshall Moatg'ery 
•10 to'ftll) 



WHEN 

PHILADELPHIA TAAiUR 



MONDAY; 
ORDER 

900 WuBOl ut SATURDAY 



JACK L. LIPSHUTZ 



Tuck ft Cinns 
WiA A Kenn<\y Co 
Harrison ft Dakin 
I^ ralva Co 
Damerest & Doll 

CL'KSB'G. W. VA. 
Grand 

Three McNally Sis 
Franx Melsel 
Hugh Herbert Co 
Donahue ft Morgan 
(0>e te flll) 

2d halt 
Musical Winters 
Ernie ft Ernie 
Looking Tbrougn 



HAZUCTON. PA. 
Feeler's 

2d halt 
Aldine 

Garvin Twins 
Joe Marks Co 
Bits of Melody 

HIGH POINT, N. C. 
Amerlaaa 

(Jacksonville split) 

1st half 
The Takewaa 
Ward ft Dooley 
May Cook Cow'd Co 
E:a ft M Beck 



MARTY WHITE 

"THE 8INQINQ KUMORESOUE" 

DIroctfoa AAMB0 B. PLVNKBTT 

ftasadalew TOMHT COBBAN 



Carrol ft Ootman 
(One to flll) 

CLSVELAND. O. 
Palace 

Kokin ft Oalcttl 
Zolaya 

D ft Kd Ford Rev 
Fred Ardath Oo 
Derkcs ft Terry 
Ina Claire Co 
Bob Albright Co 
Great Leon Co 

lOSth StKet 

Leach I<a Quinlan 3 
Flagl'r Bros ft Ruth 
Burke ft Durkin 
Six Beaucalres 
Klein Bros 
Ilryan Falrchild Co 

COLUMBl'S, O. 

B. F. Keith's 

Nelson A O'Sflny 
Hlbbett ft Hnrtman 
Holt ft Leonard 
Harry Rose 
Babb Syrell ft Lor'c 

DAYTON, O.. 
B. F. Keith's 



Inspiration 

HOLTOKK, MASS. 

Tietafry 
Jennlcr Broa 
Corlnne Muer Co 
Ray HaUng ft Seal 
Alexander ft Peggy 

3d half 
Ted Leslie 
Radio Robot 
Theodore ft Sw'na'n 
(One to All) 

INDIANA, PA. 



3d half 
Manny ft (Hay 
Three Sharpa 
Hows ft Howe 

JACKS'NV'B, FLA. 
Falaea 

(Montgomery split) 

1st half 
Marie Hart Co 
Oertmde Barnes 
Kent ft Allea 
Winchester A Ross 



HcKBBSPORT, PA. 

Hippodrome 

Carrie Lillle 
Caul Sis Co 
Bell ft Naples 
Four Readings 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Mallnda ft Dade 
Carlton Bmmy ft P 
(Three to flll) 

If ANCHBS'B, N. H. 
Palaea 

Lloyd Nevada Co 
Kelly ft Stone 
Block ft Dunlap 
Claudia Coleman 
Wilson Aubrey 3 

3d half 
Raymond Pike 
Jo Jo Randall 
Dixie Four 
(Two to All) 

MOBIU; ALA. 
liyHe 

(New Orleans split) 

1st half 
Melody ft Steps 
Brown ft LaVelle 
CTIem'ons Belling Co 
Billy BlHott 
Lot Mayer ft Girls 

MONTREAL 
* Prlneesa 

Morton Jewell Co 



2d half 
Hare & Hare 
Myron pearl Co 
WAG Aheam 

N. LONDON, CT. 

Capital 

Wyeth A Girlie 
Hare A Hare 
Betty Lou ^ 

Myron Pearl Co 

2d halt 
Karl ft Robcln 
Marsh'l Montgom'ry 
Hal Nleman 
Carnival of Venice 

N. ORLBANS, LA. 
Palaea 

(Mobile split) 
lat halt 
Bill ft Blondy 
Nifty Three 
Lew Welch Co 
Ben Smith 
G Alexanda A Girls 

NORFOLK, VA. 
Colonial 

(Richmond split) 
1st half 
•r^Fsvor A Pierce 
Bessie Wynn 
(Three to flll) 

N'H'MPT'N, MASS. 
CalvlB 

Alice DcGarmo 



"BROADCASTING JOY" 
Direction LEE STEWART 

CLIFFORD and MARION 



McWaters A Tyson 
Frank Devoe (>> 
PattI Moore Band 
Julius Tanncn 
Patricola 
Meehan's Canines 

Imperial 
(Sonday opening) 
O'Brien Sextette 
Jack Conway Co 



G ft M Moore 
Conn ft Albert 
2d halt 
Jean Duvall Co 
Betty Lou Co 
Ray Hullng ft Seal 

XiRANGB. N. J. 
Playkaaoa 

JAR T^aPearl 



Poppyland Revue 
Those Dere Girl* 

OTTAWA 

Balth'g 
NIcmeyer M'rg'n Co 
Jovedah DeRajah 
P George 
Ward ft Van 
Mullen ft Francis 
Hills ft Kimball 

PA88AIC. N. J. 
Plaj b aa a a 

Bobby Folaom 
Rainbow Ulrla 
(One .to flU) 

;d half 
J ft R La Pearl 
Morton Harvey 
(One to All) 

PATKRHON. N. J. 

Maicstic 

Sd half (7-10) 
A ft H Miller 
Castletoo A Mack 
Harry Faber Co 
Morgan -ft Rbeldoa 
(Two to All) 

24 half (14-17) 
Henry Frey 

Sbeltoa Tyler ft B 
(Others to nil) 

FKN6ACOLA. FLA. 



(Meridian split) 
1st half 
France ft La Pell 
Oaantc Lyons 
At 4 P M 
Bronson ft Renee 
Five Honey Boys 

PHILAIHCLPHIA 
B F B«Mk'a 

Hector ft Pala 
Salt ft Pepper 
Paaquali Bros 
•CetVia ft Wood 
Local Band 
Frank ie Heath 
Levitt ft Lock wood 
Van ft Hchenck 
B ft L Gillette 

AUegbeay 

Harmon ft Sans 
Four Ifasbands 
(Others to flll) 



Harry Amea C« 
(One to flll) 

BID BANK, K. J. 



(11-14) 
Frank Reckless (To 
Mason ft Powell 
Merit ft Coughlan 

RICHMOND, VA. 
Lyrle 

(Norfolk split) 
1st half 
Ruth Budd 
Wallers ft Walters 

RO.ANOKR, VA. 
Boanoke 

(Charlotte spllti 
1st half 
Dies Sisters 
Klark ft Jacobs 
Homer Miles Co 
Walah ft Kills 

SCHBMBCTT, N.V. 
Procter 'a 



TBOY. N. T. 
Practar'a 

T.ove Beat 
Kniso Bros Ca 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Nathan ft Sully 
Yooag America 
Jack George 

ITICA, N. T. 
Gaiety 
Willing ft De Brow 
GsllariuL ft Sla 
Johnny Murphy 

2d half 
Cantor ft Duval 
Exposition Four 
(One to BID 

WA8B1NG-N, D. C. 

B. F. Keith'a 

(Sunday opcninil 
Julia Sanderson 
Fraak Cruramlt 
Ben Meroff ft Band* 
Mr ft Mrs. J Barry 



JMIMT 



«BACB 



OWYERaadORMA 

H. BART McHUGH 



Jos K Watson 
(Others to Ail) 



Crssahtys 
Bretit Hayes < 
Roat Cure 
Kenny ft Hollis 

Sd kalf 
Marcellne D'Alroy 
Jack Osterman 
Shura Relowa Co 



Stewart ft Olive 
Ltrvenberg Sis ft N 
Fulton ft Qulnntte 
B Bernles Bernlces 
Philbrick ft De Voe 

Gs<ib4 Opera Haaae 

RJaKo Four 
Thoa Swift Co 
Jack Osterman 
Shura Relowa Co 

2d halt 
Brent Hayes 
Cook ft Oatman 
Kenny ft Hollis 
(One to flW) 

Keystaae 

Pardon Me 

Ntxaa 

S Senators 
lTnreo--lo flll) 
•d halt 
HIalto Four 
Dotson J 

(Two to nil) 

PITTSBCBGH 
Davis 

Rich Hayes 
Jos Grinin 
Cressy ft Dayne 
Sylvia Clark 
Flanagan ft Edw'ds 
B Evans ft Girls 
TAB Healy 
Syncopated Toes 

Harria 

Holden ft Graham 
Goj-fleld ft Smith 
WilU H Wakefleld 
B Bi^nncer's. Circus 
The Hollanders 
(Three to flll) 

Sheri«an Sqaara . 

Vim Beauty ft H'lth 
Burt ft Leniuan 
Annette Dare 
Prlnceaa Radjab 
(Oife to flll) 

2d halt 
Emma O'Neil 
La Fantasic 
Allen ft Canfleld 
(Two to flll) 

FIITSF'D, MASS. 
Palace 

Ted Leslie 
I>-onora Blbcn Co 
Radio Robot 
Theod'e ft Swanson 

34 halt 
Alice DeOarmo 
Gene ft M Moore 
Vox ft Talbot 
Alexander ft Peggy 

POTTSVILLK. PA. 

Hippodrome 

Talk of the Town 

PORTLAND, ME. 

B. F. Keith'a 

4 Diamonds 
Taylor A Msrkley 
Hawthorne ft Cook 
Frank ft pttra 
King ft Beatty 

READING, PA. 
Rajah 

O Dunbar Nlles Co 
Harry I.<ea 
BAG Sherwood 
Id halt 



Lloyd Nevada Co 
Medley ft Dupree 
Stevens ft Holllster 
Vox ft Talbot 
Emmett Welch Min 

:d half 
Roth ft Drake 
Annotts 

Am'r NlKht In L'd'n 
Mullen ft Praacls 
(One to nil) 

SBBNAND'H, PA. 

Strand 

Aldino 

Uarvin Twins 
Joe Marks Co 
Bits of .Melody 

::d half 
Montana 
Kanazawa Japs 
(Two to flll) 

STAMFORD. CT. 



.Stevens ^ Brunell 
Jean Barnes Co 
Jack L.aVler 

£d halt 
Marc's Carltoa Broa 
Bert Walton 
Jackson Troape 

STBACrSB. N. V. 
B. F. Keith's 

A ft G Falls 
«}ehan ft Gerltson 
•Babe Herschfleld 
Honeymoon Cruise 
Bill Robinson 
(Two to nil) 

Tcniple' 

Oscar Martin Co 
Beck A Ferguson 
Gray ft B'>« 
Mullen ft Krancis 

2d half . 
Moonlight In KIlT-y 
(Three to flll) 

TOLBDO. O. 

B. F. Keith'a- 
•Wrestling Beer 
Texas Comedy Four 



S',»Arleys 

Barle 

Howard Girls 
Kd Morion 
Cuby ft Smllo 
Als lleio 
Barrett & Cunnren 
Night Ciert 

UASniNGT'N FA. 

i!!ta(a 

Smilctta S!s 

Lielpsig 

Tl»e Werternera 

b ft J Crelghton 

Zd bait 
Julia Curtis 
Morgan Woo ley Co 
N ft O Verge 
Claudia Alba Co 

WATEB'TN. N. T. 

.««a« 

Cantor ft Duval 
Uxposition Four 
lOno to flll) 

rd half 
Willing ft I>e Brow 
GalUrinl Sis 
Johnny Murphy 
nUBBL'C. W. VA. 

VIctarU 
Kale ft Ibdetta 
Julia Curtis I 

Morgan Wooley Co 
NAG Verge 
Claudia Alba Co 

ii halt 
Win ton Bros 
Lelpslg 

The Weslernert 
B a J Crelghton 
Smllclta Sis 
TONKBR8, N. T. 
Praetar's 
Id half (7-10) 
Musical Johnstons 
G'Ifoyle ft Lange 
Art West Co 
The Meyakos 
(Two to nil) 

Ist half (11-13) 
•Geo F Hsil 
(Otiiers tu nil) 



SUMMER RATE MAY 1gt 

Hotel Grant 

CHICAGO, ILL. 

LEONABD HICKS. Proivietor 

$1.50 up. (Bath) $2.00 up 

Double, Waakly. $14.00 ub 

(Bath) $17.50, $21.00, $24^0 



Arnaut Bros 
Banquet of S A D 

2d half 
•Perry Wagner 
Jans ft Whalen 
Rose Ellis ft Roae 
(One to nil) 

TBKNTON, N. J. 

Capitol 

Johnny Reynolds 
Shaffer * Bernlce 
Msrcellno D'Alroy 
Ted & Al Waldman 
Holland ft Dockrell 

2d halt 
Martin ft Walters 
Cleveland ft Dowry 
(Three to flll) 



2d half (14-17) 
Stephens ft Brunella 
(Others to nil) 

YOl'NGSTOWN, O. 
Hippodrome 

Uellen ft Renn 
Gates A Flnlay 
Oensro ft Joyce 
Woods Francis ReV 
The Sharrocks 
The Duponts 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Kinzo 

Ncrrett ft Oliver 
Creedon ft Davis 
Wireless Ship 
(Three to nil) 



CHARLIH 



CyMT 

BARBIER-SnS & CO. 

atlnc "ACTION. CAMBRA" 
DIrectloa RILET BROS. 



pou cnicniT 



BRIDGKP'T, CT. 
Poll 

Dugmadge ft Kitty 
Leona Williams 
Roger Imholf ft Co 
I<ane ft Byron 
(One to Oil) 

3d half 
Stanley ft Domane 
Armst'g ft BlonUali 
(Others to flll) 

Palace 

Roma Bros 
Ksmonde ft Grant 
Billy Baker ft Co 
mil Farrell ft Co 
Golden's Masterp'c's 

2d half 
Zuhn ft Dries 
Roblson & Pierce 
(Others to nil) 

HAKTFORD, CT. 
Capital 

Jungleland 
Paul KIrkland 
Milestones 
HIckey Bros 



Sd half 
Gaines Bros 
Roger Imhoft ft Co 
Chas B Lswlor Co 
Wayburn's Jazx R 
(One to flll) 

NEW H'V'N CONN. 

Palace ^ 

Ontario Duo 
Hal Neiran 
Roblson ft Pierce 
Zuhn & Dries 
Ritz Serenaders 

2d half 
Roma Bros 
KHmonde ft Grant 
Billy Baker Co 
Billy Farrell Co 
Golden's Masterp'c* 

SCRANTON. PA. 

FoU's 

(Wllkes-Barre 
split) 

' )8t hslf 
Bleen Harvey 
R ft B Brill 
Davis A McCoy 
V*n*lliin nev 



Wednesday. May 6, 18M 



VARIETY 



17 



gnfOnnO, mass. Th« Pkrlilennea 

WUJK'S.B'B'K rA< 
VMfB 

(Scrantoa apUt) 
tat bait 
Cannon * L«« 
Harlclna * MoClar 
Trevato 

A Frledland Rer 
(Od« to fill) 



Rajmond Plk* 
Danham * O'MAl'y 
HajTM March * H 

Col* A Bnrder 
▲rmand A I>«r*B 

2d bait 
Ruby Trio 
Bond A Adam* 
I UttU Malda 
Irene Rlcardo 
Tons Wans * Co 

WT'BB'BT, CONN. 
PalM* 

Oalnea Broa 
Chaa B Ldtwlor Co 
Wayburn Jau Rev 
(Two to All) 

Zd halt 
Junfleland 
Paal Klrkland 
III llcstonea 
Rickey Broa 



WOB'STBB, MAM. 
Foll'a 

Ruby Trio 
Bond & Adams 
3 I^lttle Malda 
Irene Rlcardo 
Yong Wane Co 

2d halt 
A rmand A Perec 
Dunham A O'Mal'y 
Hayea Marah t II 
Cola & Snyder 
RUs Serenadera 



David R. Sablodcy^ 

ARTISTS' REPRESENTATIVE 
Keith and Orpheum Circuits 

221 Strand Thaatre Bldg. 

NEW YORK 

Sit roloaial Tmat nids. 

rHIUAOKLFHIA. PA. 



ORPHEUII CIRCUIT 

CHICAGO 

Palaee 



(Sunday opening) 
Clara Klmb'l Youni; 
Herbert Wllllama 
SIk Frlscoe Band 
Doc Baker Revuo 
Manning, A Klaaa 
Achilles ^ 

mate I.ake 

Joe Howard Re» 
Jack Joyre'a Horace 
Chlneae Qladlatora 
Senator Ford 
Chaa Foy 
Wlllla Solar 
Four ot Ua 
P«rex A Marcuerlte 

caijoart, can. 



(Same bill playa 
Orpheum. Van- 
couver 1*-1() 
Al Herman 
L«e Klda 
Qypay Wanderera 
Veiilta Oould 
Clark Morrell 
Arco Broa 

DATKNPOBT, lA. 

CalUihU 

Robin A Hood 
Combe A Nevlna 
Baldwin Blair Co 
Prancea Arma 
Stan Karanaugh 
Herbert'a Doca 

2d halt 
Kdwln Qeorce 
Btrattord Comedy 4 
(Four to BID 

• DENVER 
OrpbeiNn 

(Sunday openlnx) 



Coyne A French 
Birdie Recveg 
Par'aon A Clouticr 



MINNEAPOKIS 

Ueunepia 

(Sunday opcnlnc) 
Harry Brfon 
O Harrold A Pmttt 
Frances Whlta 
burdock A Mayo 
Wm Oaxton 
Ben Welch 

OAKLAND. CAL. 
Orpbcvm 

(Sunday openinc) 
Mclntyre A Heath 
Adler Well A H 
Borlo 

Oicott A Polly Ann 
Anderaon A Yrol 
Ulllan Faulkner 

PORTLAND, ORB. 
Orphoam 

(Sunday opealnf) 
Kaane A Barretf 
Chaa WIthera 
Karyl Dorman 
Nell McKay 
Bronaon A Bvana 
The Bramlnoa 
CllatMi Slatera 

8AN DIEOO. CAL. 

Balboa 

(dl-H) 
(Same bill playa 
Dome, Ocean 
Park, 14-1«, and 
Calltornla. Po- 
mona 17). 

Elliott Dexter 
Elale Clark 
Bronaon A Bdw'da 
Alfred Latell 
Harrla A Holly' 



Hall A Shapiro 
Pour Madcapa 
(One to All) 
14 half 
I Cahlll A Walla 
A A L Barlowa 
I^a Oellla 
(Ptve to nil) 

VMorls 
Tbrea Doadelda 
Bolcer A Norman 
Lee A Cranston 
HAW lender 

:d hal( 
Bison City Four 
McKae & Mott 
Cook A Shaw Sis 
(Two to fill) 

Llnrola Square 

Chester A DeVere 
Joe Freed A Co ■ 
McRae A Matt 
•Eddie Sconeid Co 

2d half 

Blssett & Colt 

Harris A Vaughan 

Raymond A'Royce 

Balkan Wanderera 

(Ona to Oil) 

Greeley Square . 

Hazel Cotter 
llisuett A Scott 
I. Ordway Co 
Wives & .Stenogr'a 
Howard A Luckey 
Cook A Shaw Sla 

2d halt 
CAM Stanley 
Josephine Sabel 
Pardo & Archer 
Hall A Shapiro 
•O-Brleo 81s A C^o 

Delancey Street 

Palermo's -Canlnea 
Dalton A Craig 
Shrlner A FItzsim'a 
Balkan Wanderers 
(Two to nil) 
2d halt 
BUdle White & Co 
White Black A U 
Qulnn A Caverly 



BILLY B. VAN'S 

PINE THEE SOAP 

for Actors 



Farlalan Revua 
Princeton A Wataon 
Coacia A Verdi 
Dick Heoderaon 
Wheeler Threa 
Bmlly Lea Co 

DBS MOINES, lA. 
Orpheom 

Snell A Vernon 
Edwin George 
Bra Fay 

Stratford Comedy 4 
Lorraine Slatera 

Zd half 
Robin A Hood 
Combe A Nevlna 
Prancea Arms 
Priacilla Dean 
(One to flII) 

KAN. CITT, MO. 

Mala Street 

Stanton A Dolorea 
Norah Kelly Co 
Lazar A Dale 
Bragdon Mor'aey Co 
Harry Downing Co 

I.. ANGELES, CAL. 

HUl Straet 

Webb's Bnt 
Herbert Clifton 
Carol Kohl 
Blleen ScolHeld 
Jack Norworth 
Russell A Pierce 

Orpheam 

Oleradorf Slatera 
Keane A Whitney 
Four wutona^ 



BAN FRANCISCO 
Galdea Oata 

Bert Hanloa 
Blcknell 
Arcadiana 
Broken Toya 
Powera A Wallace 

Orpheaaa 

Chain A Archer 
The Teat 

Roberta Arnold Co 
La Salle Uaan A M 
Orace La Rue 
Jack Redmond 
Pierce A Ryan 
Margaret Young 

ST. LOUIS, MO. 

Orpheaai 

(Sunday opening) 
Wallace E:ddlnger 
Harry M. Snodgraas 
Wright Dancera 
Hurat A Vogt 
Brady A Wellr 
Van Blene A Ford 
Howard'a Poniea 

8BATTLK 
Orpheam 

(Sunday opening) 
Wm Morrla A Fam 
Daci Da Kerejarto 
Lat'a Daaco 
Milton Barle 
Tempeat A Dlckln'n 
Six Hasaana 
Burna Broa 

SIOVX CITT, lA. 



MANNING and CLASS 

Tawrtag Orphaaoa ClrcaH 

Peraoaal Mgt.. Harrr C. Daaforth 

Week, May 10, PaUca, MHwmokea 



Sophie Tucker 
Clifton A De Rex 
NItza Vernllle 
Pablo De Sarto Co 

MILWAVKEB 
Pal»4^ Orpheaqn 

(.Sunday opening) 
Ted Lewis A Band 
The I.amya 
Tom Smith 



Three Taketaa 
Morrison A Coghlan 
Burr Mayo A Renn 
DobrohototC'a Band 
Al Shayne 
Australian Waltea 

2d halt 
Lois Dennett 
Stutx A BIngh.Tm 
Will J. Kennedy 
Evm Fay 
(Two to BID 



LOEw cmcurr 



Stata 

BodfcM A Wallace 
Deway A Rogers 
Martha Pryor Co 
Yarraark 
(Two to (III) 



AiBorican 

•Roaao A Co 
•Jessie Millar 
•Rlchard'a A Adair 
Rlaoa City Four 
Bar's DeHollub Co 



Schlctl'a Rav 
(One to mi) 

Id half 
Ketch A Wilma 
Will Morrla 
LeVan A Bollea 
C Rydell Co 
(Ona to Oil) 

ATLANTA, OA. 

Graad 

Five T.elanda 

Piccadilly Four 

Ideals 

Ward A Bohlman 

Baraban CJrohs Co 

BIRMING'M, ALA. 

DUaa 

Ruaaell A Hayea 
Ooclet A Hall 
Jaa Kennedy Co 
Thornton A Carle'n 
DeCarloa Q Orch 

BOSTON 
Loew'a 

Maxine A Bobby 
Carlysle A I^Moll 
Burna A Allen 
Vie Qulnn A Orch 
(Two to nil) 

BIFFALO 

SUte 

Adair A Adair 

aoldle A Uoatty 

J C Morton Family 

Mllo 

K Phllllpa Co 

CHICAGO 
Chatraa 

2d half 
Qlntaroa 

Roblnnon Janis Co 
Bob Murphy and 
Ppwell Sextette 
(One to nil) 

Blalto 

Boyd A Wallln 
Haclne & Ray 
Zeck A Randolph 



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ACTION AND SATISFACTION 

EDDIE SMITH 

CALL AND BE CONVINCED 

MARK LEDDY OFFICE 

Greenwlrh Bank Building 

£M Waat 47th Street. New York 

Phone «I(S T.jickBiranna 



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Four Madcapa 
(Tw» to flit) 

^'atlonal 

Ambler Broa 
•Joaephlne Sabel 
Moore A Mitchell 
Kay Spangler A Co 
(One to nil) 

2d halt 
Hazel Cotter 
Ciieater A DeVere 
Rudell A Denegan 
HAW Lander 
Youth 

Orpheum 

Oould A Adama 
A A L Barlowe 
Lea GelUa 
Slameae Twlna 

2d half 
Ambler Broa 
Laurie Ordway 
B DeHollum Co 
Monte A Lyons 
Slameae Twlna 

Baalevard 

Kenny Maaon A B 
Tower A Welch 
White Black A U 
Al H Wllaon 
Youth 

2d halt 
Three Longnelda 
Miller A Wllaon 
Wheeler A Potter 
Howard A Luckey 
Frlaco Harmonlata 

Arenae B 

Will Morrla 
DeAngelo A Claire 
Rudell A Donagan 
Ketch A WUma 
Jean Phllllpa Co 
2d halt 



'Oelghton A Lynn 
Band Bex Rev 

CLBTBLAND. O. 

Has Yorke'a Doga 
Al Abbott 

M'Devltt. Kelly A Q 
Jaa Watta Co 

Berlo Diving Girls 

DALLAS, TEX. 

Melba 

Maud Bflett Co 
Harry Sykea 
Angel A Fuller 
Frank D'Armo Co 
Co-Eda 

HOBOKEN, N. J. 
Lyric 

Tex Covy 
Lonnle Nace 
(Three to nil) 
2d half 
Harry Tanner 
(Four to fill) 
LONDON. CAN. 
Laew 

Rogera A Donnelly 
VAC Arery 
(Ona to All) 

2d halt 
Sherwood A Mohr 
B Brewater C^ 
(Ona to (IH) 

MEMPHIS 

Loaif'a 
Threa Nitoa 
Ultcrt Carleton 
KandaU Byton A 8 
Burna fc Kane 
Stara ot Fntara 
BflLWACKEE 

MUitr 
Ponzini'a Mtnka 



jnoofT 



JOB 



LOCKE an! VERDI 

Booked Solid— Laew Circuit 



Clifford A Bailer 
RaberU A Boyna 
Dick A Ryan 
P Fay Co 
(One to flll) 

BBOOKLTN 

MMropoUtaa 

Three Walt era 
Weafny A Fontaine 
J Oildea Co 
Waaton A Schramm 
Miller A Peter' n Bd 

Fulloa 

CAM Stanley 
Eddie White A Co 
Cook A Vernon 
Quinn A Caverly 
•O'Brien SU Co 

2d bait 
Walah Ree<l>» W 
Wivea A Stenog'a 
Al H Wllaon 
Kay Spangler A Co 

Gates 

Three Reddlngtona 
Walsh Reed & W 
Matlhowa A Ajrea 
Ash Goodwin Four 
Frisco Harmoni»l» 

2d halt 
Kenny Maaon A a 
Tower A Welcn 
Cook A Vernon 
Will H Ward Co 
DeMarlo Five 

Palare 

Nik no .Taps 
ClIfTord A Bailoy 
Roberta A Boyn" 



Buaaey A Donia 
See America First 
Finlay A Hill 
Baeman A Orace 

MONTREAL 
Loew'a 

Scraatona 
Nancy Decker 
Broken Mirror 
Breoka A Powera 
Creatloaa 
(One to flll) 

NEWARK, N. J. 

State 

Joaeph'e Amoroa Co 

Jarrow 

3 C I/ewla Jr Co 

Butler A Parker 

Yip Yip Yaph'kers 

NEW ORLEANS 
Craaeeat 

Three London* 
Hasel Crosb) 
Gary A BsUll 
Meyers A II.Mitord 
Deslya Slbtixa 

OHHKOSII. WIS. 

GntfM 
ilirniit A Partner 
.11 -I * Betty Page 
Seminary Seaadala 
Randy Shaw 
Mile Ivy Co 

PROVIDENf K. R I 

Esnery 
N'urman Broa 
Mammy 



Cupld'a Cloae-Upa 
McUrath A Deeda 
Geo N Browa Co 

RICR'D HILL, I. I. 

WlUard 
White Broa 
Wheeler A Potter 
Julia Kelety 
Opera va Jazx 
(Ona to ttil) 

2d half 
Schlctl'a Rev 
Elale Huber 
Lee A Cranaton 
Moore A Mitchell 
M Lewla Co 

SPRI'GF'D, MASS. 

Bread way 

Jullua FIrat Co 
Harry Tanner 
Monte A Lyona 



Zasa A Adela Rev 
(One to All) 

2d halt 
White Broa 
Al Riokard 
Dalton A Craig 
Sbriner A PItasi'ma 
J PMUlpa Co 

TORONTO 
Toage Street 

Booth A Nina 
Boland A IlopkliA 
Lloyd & Rosalie 
Lewla A Dody 
Paramount Quint'te 

WASHING-rON 



Oaakl Boya 
Grant A Feeley 
Smith A Sawyer 
I^cka A Verdi 
Mel Franklyn Rev 



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TORONTO 
Pantagea 

(11-18) 
Nelgon'a Catland 
Morton Broa 
DuBarry Sextette 
Lane A Hafper 
Bobby McLean Co 

HAMILTON, CAN. 
Paatagea 

Nalda Miller 

Burt Ambrose A M 

Conrad TaHan Co 

Paul Mall 

Ray Pagan's Band 

CHICAGO 
Chateau 

O A L Garden 
Frank A Ethel Hall 
Roy Rogera Co 
Smith A U»lden 
Jupotroa Troupe 

MINNEAPOUS 



(Sunday opening) 
Precbaad Broa 
Neilaen A Warden 
Primroae MInatrela 
CJiaa AUhoR 
Roae A Moon Rev 

BBOINA, CAN. 

Pantagea 

Gordon A Pica 
Hardy A Manly 
Doria Roche 
Buterfly Ktddtea 
Oulfport A Brown 
Selblt'a Illuaiona 

SASKATOON, CAN. 

Paatagca (11-11) 

(Same bill playa 



rORTL.%ND, ORE. 

Pantagea 

3 Falcone 
Gordon A King 
Uita TonioUe 
Son Dodger 
Marke A Ethel 
Sully Rogera A S 

Travel 

(Open week) 
Wheeler A Wheeler 
Ferg'aon A Sund'r'a 
Scovell Dancera 
Pisano A Landauer 
Hamel Sis A S 
BartUer SImma Co 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Fantacea 

The Perrettoa 
Wyoth A Wynn 
A C Astor 
The BerkoHa 
Kuma 4 
Hawaiian Quartet 

LOS ANGBI^ES 
Paatagea 
S Blanka 
Prof Wlnael 
Fashions 
tseo Llarl 
Lomaa Troupe 
Bd Blondelt Co 

SAN IMBGO. CAL. 
Pantagea 

John Olma Co 
Orren A Drew 
Lenoras Bteppera 
Wllla A Roblna 
Santuecl 
Toyama Japs 
L'O BBACH, CAL. 

Hayt 
Phil LaToaka , - 



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Edmonton 14-11) 
Arthur A Darling 
Rlnaldo 
Chaa GUI Co 
Early A Kaya 
George Morton 
Springtime Revne ' 

CALGABT, CAN. 

Paatagea 

Cooper A Seaman 
Window Shopping 
Joaaelyn A Turner 
Odd Fellowa Band 
2 White Rniina 
Naomi A Nuta 

SPOKANE 
Pantagea 

Hap Haiard 
Miaa Minneapolla 
Margaret Hoaaler 
Red Green A T 
Putnam Fielder Co 
Louise Bowera Co . 

SBATTLK 
Paatacaa 

Anderaon A Pony 
Nolva Talma 
Bee Mofflo Co 
Hall A Dexter 
Hall'a Bntertain'ra 

VANCOL'VEB, B. C. 

Paatagea 

Strobel A Mertoa 
Parcolla A Vincio 
Tom Kelly 
Harmonyland 
Foley A Lcture 
Gordon A Germalne 



Mariei A Phyllla 
Sid Leirla 
Robt Rellly Co 
Mack A Corel 
Olrton Oirla 

SALT LAKE CITT 
Paatagea 

2 Martella 
Joe DeLier 
Kelly Slatera 
Burke Walah A N 
Kennedy A Mort'en 

OODEN, UTAH 
Paat^ea 

Follle A Leroy 
Carey Donovan A M 
Hnghea A Burke 
Ben Nee One 
Hoodlea Fagaa 

DENVEB. COLO. 

Paatagea 

P A M Miller 
Oaffney A Walton 
Lola Olrlle A flen'a 
Leaaire A Rariton 
Vardell Broa 
Fred LIndaay 

COLO. SP'N'S COL. 

Paatagea (It-U) 

Same bill playa 

Puable 14-14 
Bontell A Oould 
Rowland A Meeh'n 
The Conductor 
Hyai A Rvana 
Harry Glrad Co 



STANLEY 



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BEL'NOH'M, W-SH 

VandeTillr 

Wanda A Seals 
Dawning A Buddy 
Calna A Dale Rev 
Jack Wllaon Co 
Helen Bach S 
■dith York 

TACOMA, WASH. 
Paatagea 

Three Sllvora 
Bl Cota 

Burne A Klaaen 
Kitner A Reaney 
Barber ot Seville 
i Wordena 



OMAHA. NEB. 

Paatagea 

Raymond Wllbert 
Norman A Olaen 
Ivan Hankoff 
Summera A Hunt 
Kato A Wiley 

KANSAS CIT&- MO. 



Karbe A Sla 
Jania A Chaplow 
Sc'on Ba'no B'a Ic 
Movie Maaqua 
I Aeaa 
FAB Carmen 



TULSA, OKLA. 

Faatacea 

Joe Retehan 
DoreOB Slatera 
Fltsglbbona A .M'ey 
C Anderaon Oirla 
Maatera A Grayce 
Skate Claaaica 



MEMPHIS 
Paata»aa 

WIntera A Fa« 

Cllftord A Stafford 

Hlldred Myra 

Falrvlew 

Morten A Brower 

Murand A Leo 



WESTERN VAITDEVILLE 



CHICAGO 

Aaaerieaa 

Caaaon Broa A M 
Bennington A Scott 
(Four to nil) 
2d half 
Peggy A Joy 
(Oth.ra to nil) 

rnglewod 

I.nfayette-Deinno C 
(Five to flll) 

2d half 
Arnod A Florence 
Bennington & Sci^tt 
B.irber & Jackson 
(Three to ITll) 

Kedale 

Mme Marie A Pala 
Moore A B)>y 
Al Tucker Band 
Billy Glaaon 
Hong Kong Co 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Homer Romalne 
Billy Gross 
Flelda A Johnson 
6 Splnnette* 
(Two to flll) 

Llaeeta 

Arnold A Florence 
Uarber A Jackaon 
(Four to nil) 
Zd half 
I.lnic A I^n g 
I<afayotte-Delf' Co 
(Four to flll) 

Majeatle 

Claire A .^Iwood 
Igorette 



Foater A Ray 
Raym'd'a Uoham'na 
Radio Fun 

MIN'EAP'S, MINN. 

7th Street 

J A J Gibson 
Cronln A Hart 
Bergen A Co 

Holly 

Alabama Land 
O'Rourke A Kelly 
I.ady Allce'a Pets 

Ql'INCT, ILL 

Orpheum 

Joe Melvin 
Poly & Ox 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Demarest A Colletle 
(Two to flll) 

PEOBIA. ILL. 

Palara 

Knight'a Roeatera 
Moore A Freed 
Dainty Marie 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Uobby O'Nell 
2d halt 
Hasel Moran 
Boyd Senler 
Baldwin A B:alr 
Barry A Lancaater 

BACINE. WIS. 

RIalU 

Oroh A Adonia 
Moore A Shy 
Karavlett 
Billy Glaaon 
(One to flll) 



Bad Taeth Riak Aadlemce Va«ar 

Keep the Geld Oat af SIcht 

lavblble Baidge Week a Spa e ta lt y 

DS. H. WnXIAM 9TEPHEHS 

1M7 B'«My (CharaUU Bldg.). H. 'V. 
XXTBACT|pN-SPBCIALM»T 

ALL WMIK GtrSAANTBCD 
PiMBe ChlelMttfac 



Bmlly Darren 
Follla Slatera 
Hughle Clark Band 
(One to flll) 

LKXXnrOT'N. KT. 

Baai AU 

Billy Main Show 

LIMA. O. 
Faaret 

Rvana A Pearl 
Howard A Bennett 
Jarl A George 
Hart Roberta A O'N 

2d half 
Nelson Waring 
(Three to flll) 

LOriSVILLR. KT. 

Natiaaal 

Harry Keealer Co 
Joe Cody A Brn 
(Three to flll) 
Sd halt 
Hughes Two 



TBB. ■ADTR. IMD. 



Norma Tehna 
Carleloa A Belleiv 
r.ee Mattlson Band 
Jimmy I.yona 
(One to flll) 
:d halt 

Fulgora 

MarUo A Wynn 
Jack De Sylvia 
Smith'a Circus 
(One to Uii) 

WINDSOR. ONT. 
Capital 

Jermoe A Newell 
Mason A 8h{iw 
Stanley crhapman , 
Alaska Three 
(One to flH) 

Id half 
Han Roberts A ON 
Bv^na A Pearl 



WALTER MEYERS 

1630 Uniadway. N. Y. C— Circle •(._ 
"REPRESENTING THE BEST" 

Jime. WstU—llr. and kin JimniF B«rry-I.e<iaa 

I.eM*lr«— Martha Pryor — 8. Leflatbaa ~ " 
Herahel Henlcre 



Mean'at Man In W <• 
Oa the Campus 
Plark A .yillanl 
Baajoland . 
Amac 
(Three to flll) 

BLO'HINOT'N ILL. 
MaJeaUe 

Claude A Marlon 
Dave Apollon Co 
(One to flll) 

td half 
Teck Murphy 
Odiva A Beala 
(One to flll) 

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. 
Orpheum 

Barton A Younir 
Variety Ploneera 
Chic Sale 
(Three to flll) 

DECATVB, II.I. 
Kaiprcaa 

Teck Mnrdeck 
OdIva 
(One to flll) 

2d halt 
Claude A Marlon 
Dave Apollon Co 
(One to flll) 
OALESBUBO. ILL. 
Demareat A Col'te 
(Two to flll) 

2d half 
Joe Melvin 
Poly A Os 
(One to flll) 

JOLIET, ILL. 
Ofphemta 
John Vale A Co 
Elliott A LaTour 
MItal A Co 

2d halt 
Dainty M.irla 



BoccroBD, nx. 

Palaca 

Homer Romalne 
Geo Alexander 
Karavlett A Co 
(Three to flfl ) 
2d half 
XJnele Deb 
In Wrong 
Stan Kavanaugh^ 
Henry A Moor^ 
Roye A M«.ve RfV* 
(One to flll) 

ST. LOt'IS 
BlalU 

Phil Davia 
Jarvia A Harrison 
Barton A Young 
Billy House A Co 
Variety Ploneera 
(One to flll) 

2d halt 
Rice A Cady 
(Five to ail) 

Onwd ' 

Creationa 

Meredith A Snooxer 
Chlneae Syncovat'rs 
Hart Wag'r A Leia 
Alex Bros A Bvalya 
(Three to flll) 

SO. BEND, IND. 



Melville A Ststaon 
Hayea A I.ockwood 
SInger'a Midgets 
(Ona to flll) 

2d half 
Fred Lewla 
SInger'a MIdgeta 
(Two to flll) 

SPBINOF'O. ILI.. 
Majeatle 

Ling A Long 



Touring Orphanm Circuit 

EMIL BOREO 

International Star 
PiecadUly. Laadea, Aa« • 



Hamilton A Barnea 
Moors A Freed 
MILWAL'KEE 
Majeatle 

Fox A Sarno 
Gordon A Delmar 
W. O. Hill A Co. 



Al T.avine Band 
Barry A I>anoaater 
Olaon A Johnaon 
Afterplelfe 

2d hair 
Olaon A Johnson 
Afterpleoe 
(Four to flll) 



KEITH CHICAOU CXKCUIT 



CI.F.VF.I.ANU. O.. 

Illppedrenie 

T)el.ibert.i Urua 
Horaepow»T JOBOa 

J^rry () Meara Ca 
\>rna Haywartk Co 
(Una to ftU) 

M haU 
Howard A tiad 
Billy Batchetar 0» 
Jack Inglia 
Reyn'da Doneg'n Co 
(One to flll) 

DETBOIT. MKH. 
LaSalla Oardeaa 

Fitch'a Minstrels 

2d half 
Jerome A Newell 
Maaon A Shaw 
Verna Hayworlh 
(Two to flll) 

BVANSVIL'E, INO. 

Victory 

Fulgora 
Mardo A Wynn 
Jack De Bylva 

2d bait 
.ibonati 
Carleton A Dtllew 



'temptations 

FUNT, MICH. 
Palace 

T vo Bozoa 
Waiter Newman 
Ruth Slaters 
(Two to flli) 
2d halt 
Law ton 

DsLlberio Broa 
(Threa U SID 

INDIANAPOUS 

Palace 
Hughea Duo 
Howard A Lind 
3 Jacka A 2 guecr.i 
(Two to flll) 

2d halt 
Word en Broa. 
Bmily Darrell 
Harry Keealer Cc 
(Two to flll) 

LArATBTTE, IND. 



."Special Shrine Co 
Wordon Broa 
Fitxgerald A Mad'n 
Nelson Waring 
Orvilie Stamm 



3 Jacka A 2 Quecna | 

Follla Girls 

(Two to flll) I 

oirs SUN 

BUFFALO, N. Y. 
lAtayette 

Cricko A Kaufman 
Wedge Van A W 
Thayer Buraham C 
Lester A Stttwart 
Bathing Beauties 

COVINGTON. KT. 

UhMtr 

Bam.*ralda A Webb 

2d halt 
Leonard A Barnett 

FRANKLIN, PA. 

Orpheaaa 

2d half 
Hadji All A Co 
O A N Foate 
Marie Roaal 

JAM'ST'WN. N. T. 
Palace 

Harry gyjiea A Co 
Ray A Helen Wals'r 
LorlDg A Leaaig 
Rule A O'Brien 
Sheftell'a Revue 

MANSFIBIA. O. 

Opera Haaae 

td I^att 
CAL Oerard 
Fern A Allen 
Dallas Walker t 
(Two to flll) 

MABION. O. 



2d half 
Dave I'lvellBe 
Bartram A Saitou 
Flo Mayo A Co 



Jarhl ft George 
Orvilie Staniiu 
(One to flll) 

CIRCniT 

Gordon A Jamea 
Mayo A Nevlna 

OIL CITT. PA. 
Caaaea 

lat half ' 
Hadji All A (?o 
G A N Foate 
Marie Roaal 

POBTSMOl'TH, O. 
Baatlaad 

Jonea A Hull 

2d half 
Bameralda A Webb 

BOOHB8TEB 
▼ietarto 
Rule A (y Brian -i^' 
Ray A Helen Waric' 
2d halt ' 

Ada Lueaa A Co ^ 
Wayne A Belle 4 

SHABOlf. PA. 
Ca 



Nalte Jape 
OHmore A Carroll 
Indoor Sparta 

SPBIMOnBLD, O. 



4 Higgle Olrla 
Lea Kllcka 
Rdmunda A I-aV'la 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Jonea A Hull 
Heb't A Sand'OB B 
(Two to flll) 

WABBEN, PA.* 
LIhrary 



SUMMER RATE MAY Igt 

Hotel Lorraine 

CHICAGO. ILL. 

LEONABD HICKS, Praprieter 

(Bath) SingU, |2j(K> up. 
I (Bath) Dotibla, waakly: $1740, 
<21jOO. t24.80. SaSjOft. 



MASSILtOlr. O. 



2d half 
Sheika of Araby 



Id half 

Dance Bays 
Les Kllcka 

(One to til* 



IHTEB8TATE CIKCUIT 

AUSTIN, Tsi, 
Majeatle 



Bee Jotfg 

Sargent A r.ewla 
Snow A Narlne 
Dixie Hamilton 
Four Camerona 
Mabel Ford Co 

DALLAS, TEX. 
Majeatle 

R Royce A Bia 
Redmond A Wella 
Golden Violin 
4 Horsemi-n 
Fred Helder O 

FT. -WORTH. TBX. 

BUUeatle 
Hoffman A I.amb't 
Boudla A Bernard 
Marie Sabboti Ca 
Orace Hayes 
Bud Snyder Ca 

■ouirroN, TEX. 

Majevtie 

(Sneenle Duaedin 
Furman A Ev»u» 
Meal Abel 
Herman llmberg 
The Rebellion 



Bd 



The Siegfrieds 
Ger rude Moody Oa 

Quixy 4 
FAT SablBl 

OKLAHOMA CITT 
Orpheaai 

Togo 

Maud Earl* A C 
The Slegfrleda 
JAB Morgan 

3d half 

Merlea Frienda ,, 
Lester Maont v 

Jamea Thompa'n (Jl^ 
Wm Bba A Co 
Krankie Keicey Oa ' 
(Ona to flll) 

S'M ANT'NIO TBK. 
Majeatle 

Dippy Dlera A B 
•Impaaa A Dean 
Sauk PolUrd 
Marglt Hegrdua 
Newell A Moac 
Weaver Bros 

TULSA. OKI .1. 

HaJ«rtlr 

Merlea Frleat^* 
I.e«it r I.aiirj i ., 



Juat established In our n'W "^ i, 
JACK MATTV 

JORDAN end ROSEN 



Suite t=l 

Booking 



all 



1\7» B'wa.r, .»» Yeeh 

liidejirndfiil r icuiia. .' 



-- Uili 



LIT*! E R'CK. \R'.i 

MaJcsiU- 
Primo Valley 
Taylor P BawkJ 
Lnngford A Fred'ck 
Weaten A Bllae 
Dancing McDaaalda 

2<1 hair 
Lottie Athertoo 



Jam^k Thom;^* <?S'.j 



Wm Gba 
F Keiory Co ,*^,: 
Sd half "'* 
Lohae A Sterling 
Lapan A Baatedo 
Kelly A DearlM>ra 
Morgan A Moraa 
Yopea Orchestra 



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Don't Advertise . 



18 



VARIETY 



SPORTS 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



TOMATO RECOVERS 
WALLOP AND WINS 



Opponent Resembles Wills Be- 
hind Ears^At 8 to 5 Con 
Cleans Plenty - 



- • ■ Shamoldn, May 5. 

:r>«ar Chl<!k: 

I knew we would get a break as 
soon as we paid off on that doll, 
•nd I was rlgtt. Tomato slapped 
over Toting Hasenpffer here last 
night, a local iK>nd lily who was 
considered a world beater by all the 
glboneys around here. 

This Is a mining town and they 
win bet you anything from th» 
toothpick to the lamp in the hat 
on their own entries, so we sent 
Harry Casey in ahead to lay some 
sugar for us. 

None of these gUyagos had ever 
beard of Kid Caramba, so we get as 
good tp 8 to 5 for our dough. Casey 
posed as a travelin* salesman, and 
got down plenty before the peasants 
begin to tighten up. We took short 
dough for our end, but we more 
than made up for It with what we 
took from the bituminous mas- 
sagcrs. 

This Hasenpffer Is a miner when 
he ain't stoppln' socks on the chin 
and he come straight to the club 
from his day's work. He washed 
up in the clubhouse and changed his 
clothes for ring costume before 
weighing in. When he hopped on 
(be si^ales I noticed he hadn't done 
much of a job Vrith the wash cloth, 
for behind the ears he looked like 
Harry Wills, 

After they had boxed a round 
Hasseh began to sweat, so I tipped 
Tomato to smear the coal diist on 
him good. The kid done, just that. 
He would nail Hassen with a right 
cross and then rub his glove over 
his face, givih' him a Une polish. 

In the second round Hassen 
looked like Al Jolson. He was as 
black as a bartender's future. For 
a gag I protested to the referee 
that they had switched fighters on 
us and rung !n~a spade. The ref. 
took it serious and in order to sat- 
Isty me made them bring in sOap 
and water ahd scrub Hassen off. 
They no more than got him all 
slicked up when Tomato popped 
him on the button and out he went. 
There was nearly a riot, for tKose 
bohunkft tlgured we had put some- 
thin' over by Insistln' on Hassen 
being scrubbed up. They thought 
we might have doped the water or. 
sometbin', for they raised the roof. 
I always make it my business to 
■mear tb'e chief of police in these^ 
tanks, just in case, and it was hone 
other than John J. Constable him- 
self who rescued us from that pack 
of wolves. 

We have three or four more fights 
booked In the anthracite belt, but 
If the wolves are al| as tough as 
this bunch I think maybe we better 
stick to the Lincoln Highway. 

I got a letter today from Bozo 
Lulka, the guy I wished Tomato's 
jane onto and he's all hopped up 
about her. He's goln* to take the 
wren to Kurope with hin4 and marry 
her over there, flgurin' on q^tnln' 
^ back and movln' in on that rich 
old man he thinks she's got. What 
an awakenln' that egg will get 
when he gets a peek at her eUt man. 
He'e a messenger boy in -Troy. 
.V Our next stop is Mount Carmel, 
a thrlvin' metropolis where they 
have a lightweight named Kid Po- 
lak. Up to date Polak Is champion 
of the world— in Mount Clrmel— 
but he'.: be an ex about 10 o'clock 
next Monday night. Tomato Is hit- 
tin' like an army tank and if he can 
keep his mind oft that frail he just 
lost we'll be back in the big burg 
this summer for an open air shot 
for RIckard or De Forest. We were 
all set until we run Into that La- 
looka, but you got to expect that 
in this racket. 

Casey has a great idea about 
plantin' a pug In one of these burgs 
and bulldin' him up for the pay off, 
but I'm afraid of It. Of course, I 
ain't got no more larceny In me 
than the average, but it looks like 
a pipe. A guy ceuld sneak into 
«ne of these slabs, get a -job and 



DEMPSEY LEAVING RING 

(Continued from page l) 

of four weeks more at the same 
figure. 

Following the German visit 
Dempsey Is under contract to' play 
the Interstate vaudeville circuit in 
Texas for seven weeks at $6,000 a 
week, and after that he will, with 
his wife. Estelle Taylor, the picture 
feature, be starred In a road com- 
pany of "Is Zat So?'' current as a 
Broadway smash hit, 

Dempsey's theatrical bookings 
are equivalent to saying the cham- 
pion heavyweight of the world has 
virtually retired, undefeated, from 
the ring. Taking James J. Corbett 
as his theatrical model and with his 
fondness for the stage and screen, 
all the indications are that Dempsey 
has quietly and without announce- 
ment, retired, with his action be- 
lieved to have been Inspired by Mrs. 
Dempsey. 

Bride Adviser 

Dempsey's bride Is generally 
credited with being in full charge of 
his professional future. Due to her 
it Is said Jack Kearns, who man- 
agerlally steered Dempsey Into the 
championship is now apart from 
him. Miss Taylor will b« a mem- 
ber of the "Is Zat So?" cast and 
equally featured with her husband. 
She also sailed today on the "Beren- 
garia." 

Bports writers on the New York 
dailies have been kept in ignorance 
of Dempsey's theatrical plans. 
Meanwhile they have been writing 
of his possible matches, mentioning 
Harry Wills, colored, as a contender. 
Dempsey's contract with the Inter- 
state, covering seven Texas towns, 
provides that he shall not engage in 
a bout with a colored fighter before 
playing that engagement. 

Sailing also on ttie "Berengaria" 
are Irving Tishman and Jimmy 
O'Neal, theatrical agents who 
booked Dcimpsey for Luna "in Ber- 
lin. It is a large open air amuse- 
ment park not unlike Luna of 
Coney Island. Messrs. Tishmap 
and O'Neal have made several im- 
portant international drawing con- 
tracts within the past two years, 
bringing over here midgets and 
strong men of renown for vaudeville 
aj^ sending some big Anjerican 
cahs to the other side. 

Berlin Money Deposited 
To insure Dempeey on the Berlin 
date, the entire salary for the first 
four weeks in Berlin has been de- 
posited in a German bank, it is 
said. 

Charles J. Freeman, general 
booker of the Interstate in New 
York, entered the date for Demp- 
sey on his time at the |6,000 figure, 
with the Orpheum Circuit rei>orted 
having made an ofCer to the champ 
of |4,60O weekly. 

Mrs. Dempsey is said to have en- 
couraged her htwband to remain out 
of the ring and agrees with him that 
his new nose, recently beautified, 
should be protected from the rough 
maulers, unless one big fight looms 
up for which ths champ may get 
enough money to make him take a 
chance on nose and title. 

Dempsey's Moderate Terms 
Dempsey saw "Is Zat So?" twice 
last week. He was in conference 
wit)i Earl Boothe, producer of the 
hit, and James Gleason its co- 
author, bempsey will play "Chick" 
Cowan, the hick fighter from 
Brooklyn. Dempsey's terms for the 
legit starring engageinent are said 
to have been moderate, based upon 
a percentage sharing arrangement. 

Sailing today with the Dempsey 
party is Jimmy Hussey, a personal 
friend of the champion. Mr. Hus- 
sey was featured in the "Puzzles" 
revue, starring Elsie Janis, closing 
Saturday at the Fulton. The com- 
edian is going abroad for a vaca- 
tion only, not intending to profes- 
sionally appear. He will reopen 
with "Puzzles" and Mien Janis in 
Chicago in September. 



PROBABLE HOHT WINNERS 



AND PROPER ODDS 



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ODDS. 



.KVEDNE8DAY, MAY 6 
BOgT. WINNER. 

Willie Woods vs. Black Bill Black Bill even 

Johnny Drew vs. Joe Leopold Drew ...........f-5 

Johnny Rocco vs. Joey Kaufman R6cco ........•••••^••••(-B 

Abe Goldstein vs. Buck Josephs Goldstein .•,.•.••••.«•• -S-l 

Morris Schlaiffer vs. J. Rappsport SchlaifFer «••«»»••« .....7-5 

THURSDAY, MAY 7 

Johnny Grosso vs. Hong Fong Lee Grosso ..•..••^.^•••..S-S 

J. Bernstein vs. Earl Baird Bemstsin •.»•••«•••.. i. 8-6 

Joe Melons vs. F. Fitspatrick Malone ».uw even 

Johnny Filucci vs. B. Geller ....Filucci 6-5 

FRIDAY, MAY 8 

Babe Herman vs. Pstsy Mack..... Herman 7-6 

SATURDAY, MAY 9 

Phil Kaplan vs. Jack McVsy Kaplan .....m«. 6-6 

Matty Msrio vs. Joe Robsrtson Merio even 

Willie Davis vs. Mickey Brown. .« Brown ^ 7-6 

Irwin Big* vs. Sig Keppen Keppen even 

Pete Scarano vs. Lew Williams Scarano ........6-6 

Jos Cannamers vs. Ed. Roberts Cannamere 8-6 

MONDAY, MAY 11 

Carl Duane vs. Izzy Cooper Duane » 7-6 

Archie Bell vs. Dominick Petrone Petrons ....6-7 

Georgie Doherty vs. Al Matera... Deherty ...........8-5 

J. Filucci vs. Harry Grsen Filucci 7-5 



SCORE TO DATE 
Selections, 118. Winnsrs, 77. Draws, 16. Losers, 24. 



INSIDE STUFF 



OH SPORTS 



With possession of Madison Square Garden passing from the Rlnglings 
this week, Tex RIckard Will make the site of the new Garden, 50th street 
and Eighth avenue, his headquarters. 

RIckard will conduct a number of^outdoor boxing shows during the 
summer, starting with the Milk Fund event at the ^Yankee Stadium, 
May 22, but the promoter will watch in detail the erection of the mam- 
mouth new sports arena. The builders have contracted to complete the 
new Garden In October. That means a time schedule that will not per- 
mit any delay. At the eastern end concrete foundations are being made, 
tons of rock are still to be blasted from the western part of the excava- 
tlon/i-' ■• f-.-i- <■ ■••■ , • •■ ■ , 



Johnny Dundee's losing to Honeyboy Finnegan and Red Chapman 
during his present comeback is not expected to help the gate when 
Dundee meets Sid Terrls on the farewell card at Madison Square Gar- 
den. Although both boys have large local following, the prevailing 
opinion is that Dundee has slowed down and will not furnish Terrls 
much opposition. However, the Scotch-Wop has upset the dope many 
times when the sports writers have relegated him tc the shelf, and 
maybe he will have one of his good nights against Terrls. 



then begin flghtln*. After he won 
five or six they would bet their 
heads off on him, figurln' local pride, 
etc. Then we blow in with a tramp 
they all know, take all bets, and 
the local Idol takes a tank for us. 

Sounds softer than sellin' Fords, 
but I'll have to think it over. 

Your old side kicker. 

Cow. 



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If you don't advertise in 

kIety 

don't advertise 




The cold weather has upset the baseball dope. Veteran pitchers can- 
not put anything on the ball< and until they get some blistering weather 
the standing of the clubs will not, be straightened out. Urban Shocker, 
of the Yanks, has been depending upon fast ball pitching to get by 
when his greatest asset is his change of pace. His slow ball calls for 
a strain on the elbow, and in this pold weather he is afraid to risk it. 
But the Yanks are due to snap out Of it anytime now. The club has the 
punch, and will find its own l^vel with or without Ruth. 

Washftagton is getting a great break with class pitching. Harris 
gambled when signing up the ancient Dutch Reuther and others, but to 
date his judgment is justified. 

In Detroit Ty Cobb seems to ho up against the same old bug-a-boo. 
poor pitching. The same applies to George SIsler's St. Louis Club, one 
of the hardest hitting outfits in the league. 

No major league club, or any ball club, is lletter than its pitchers, 
and until the heavers settle down to normal any of them may flash a 
spring sprint 



Madison Square Garden Is now in the hands of its owner, the New 
York Life Insurance Company. lASt night (Tuesday) at midnight, after 
the Dundee-Terris fight, the building passed out of the tenancy of 
John Rlngling and Tex RIckard. Demolishment of the Garden is 
shortly to start. 

Despite that the impression the new Garden at 8th avenue and 49th- 
50th streets is to be a simple construction affair, it is said that the new 
Garden (without that name definitely decided upon for it) will be In 
the form of a stadium. A capacity of about 13.500 will be given by 
the concrete seats of the stadium proper, while for a fight, wrestling 
or other close-up event, about 10,000 may be seated within the enclosure. 



Bob Cannefax has won the three cushion billiard championship for 
the third, successive time in national tournaments. For copping he re- 
ceives $3,500 in cash and a diamond medal. Cannefax, out of 132 games. 
Is now Jive games In the lead with only four to play. He will leave the 
United States In June for a vacation In Europe. 



The Loayza-Paluso decision at the Commonwealth, New York, last 
Saturday night has aroused as much adverse criticism as the Bernstein- 
Dundee bout last year. Paluso seemed a one sided winner, but the deci- 
sion was handed to Loayza. The latter Is the "star" attraction at the 
uptown club, a fact which may or may not have affected the judges. It 
Is seldom the small clubs grab a "draw" who Isn't weaned away from 
th#m, but Loayza has been overlooked to date by the big clubs. He 
has been winning consistently at the Commonwealth. 

The sports writers present were unanimous in thinking PaJu'3o had 
earned the nod. 



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Pal Moran's ImprcRsIve knockout victory of Young Leonard at New 
Orleans last Friday night is another evidence of the short-sightedness 
at the local boxing commission when they were picking candidates for 
the lightweight elimination tournament. Leonard had been knocking 
them all dead and was touted as a sure trouble-maker for the best o( 
them. Moran gave him a boxing lesson and tipped him over In the 
eighth round. 

The lightweight tourn.iment. which has been as de.Td as a mackerel, 
is slated for rejuvenation. Moran, Terris, Mandell ahd Ace Hudkins 
would about make it. ... • . • >. 



groomoh; sandwdia's 
son for ring career 



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Frank Orth Has 16-Year-OI(t 

Boy Under Contraet-— 6 Ft 

2 and Weighs 180 



London, April 22 

FJ-ank Orth, who Is once more 
appearing at the Coliseum this week 
with his wife, Ann Codee,' has Just 
returned from the continent. 

While in Berlin he entered into 
a contract with Madame Sandwina, 
well-known strong Voman who 
toured America some years ago, by 
which her 18-year-old son comes 
under the manas^enlent of Orth for 
a period of years, whereby he will 
be exploited as a professional pu- 
gilist. The son, Teddy, who was 
t>om in Sioux City while the mother 
was playing on the Orpheum cir- 
cuit (and who did her act the day 
after the child was born), has all 
the earmarks of a potential cham- 
pion. As before remarked he is 
K-years old, and his measurements 
are: Height 6-2; weight 180 
pounds; neck 16; chest 37; chest 
expapded 40^; waist* 29; thigh 
29; calf 15; arm length 31; wrist 
7^; forearm 12. 

For the present, Teddy will re- 
main in Germany, where he is be- 
ing trained by Rocky Knight and 
two capable assistants, and it is 
not proposed to match him for an- 
other two years. 

While in Berlin, Orth brought 
the champion of Germany to 
young Sandwlna's training quarters 
to try him out, and the latter re- 
ported the youngster to be quick, 
alert, with a good head and a will- 
ingness to both give and take it. 



Velodrome's Outdoor Bike 
Season Will Open May 12 

The outdoor bike season will get 
under way at the New York Velo- 
drome May 12. All of the stars of 
this country an^ Burope have con- 
tracted to ride during the current 
season. Willie and Arthur Spencer, 
Harris Horder and Cecil Walker, 
recently returned from Australia, 
will be seen, except Willie Spencer. 
who has been suspended for six 
months by the Australian Bicycl4 
Association. 

Alf Goulet, all-around champion. 
Is again active, and will i>e seen in 
the sprints and longer events. Pete 
Moeskops, world's sprint champion, 
will also ride match races. The 
Bergamini brothers and a raft of 
Italian riders, signed recently by 
John Chapman, will give the local 
Italian group of bike fans something 
to cheer about. 

Dave Lands is now riding a motor 
cycle, and Percy Lawrence, six-day 
star and long-distance rider, has 
announced his retirement from the 
saucer chases. 



Race Coyotes, Rabbits and Hounds 
By way of injecting some novel 
sport and amusement into the big 
barbecue held by the Blacklanders, 
Inc., at Bishop, Tex., April 29, there 
were speed conteats between coy- 
otes, rabbits and hounds. 



Dundee May Reclaim 
Featherweight Title 



If Johnny Dundee loses to 
Sid Terrls tonight (Tuesday) 
at Madison Square Garden he 
will revoke his forfeiture of the 
featherweight tItlQ a.id an- 
nounce hia readiness to defend 
the 122 pound crown against 
the world. 

The story comes from au- 
thoritative sources close to 
Dundee and proves the conten- 
tion of this paper that Dundee 
never intended to give up the 
title but refused to box Kid 
Kaplan for short money. 

Dundee now believes he and 
Kaplan would draw a huge 
gate this summer, outdoors, 
but if they meet Kaplan will 
be the challenger. Just how 
the local Boxing Commissio.i 
will feel about Johnny's in- 
tent Is problematical. When 
Dundee announced his retire- 
ment from the featherweight 
class to the commisBlon th.it 
body promptly conducted a 
feather cHminatlo.i series 
which Kaplan won- 



Wednesday. May 6, 1925 



TIMES SQUARE 



fARIETY 



It 



ALF. LUNT HAS 

COLORED MAN 

ARRESTED 



Former Convict Took Ad' 
; vantage by Forgery of 
;. Several Show People 



"BAR FLY" BACK 



After'many theatrical friends of 
Alfred Lunt, leading man In "The 
Ouardsman" at the Qarrlck, baa 
been victimized by Barl Pappy, 27, 
colored, '248 West 127th street, into 
giving him money on the strength 
of a letter to which Lunt's name 
was signed, a repprt was made to 
the police of the West 47th Street 
station and Pappy was arrested on 
a charge of forgery. 

According to the story related by 
Lunt to Magistrate Max Levine in 
West Side Court, he was a head of 
a show in 1924 called "Outward 
Bound." An Invitation was ex- 
tended to the company to go to 
81ng Sing Prison and give a per- 
formance for the inmates. A short 
time after- the show had been put 
on Lunt was in his dres.sing room 
when lie received a vielt from 
Pappy. 

The Negro introduced iilmself and 
said he had been one of the convicts 
who had witnessed the performance^ 
and expressed his appreciation. He 
told the actor he was broke and 
needed some money. Lunt gave him 
$7 and said he would do all he 
could to help him in view of his 
statement he wanted to go straight. 
A short time later, Lunt daid. 
Pappy paid him another visit and 
tried to sell l»im some silk for |15. 
The actor declined to make the pur- 
chase because he bad no use for 
-silk. 

Pappy Picked Spots 
Some time later Lunt met Walter 
Huston. During the conversation 
Huston happened to mention he iiad 
given Pappy some moViey when he 
showed Lunt's letter. The star of 
"The Guardsman" said he had not 
given the Negro a letter and Hus- 
ton explained the missive, bearing 
Lunt's signature, gave Pappy quite 
a recommendation. 

Later Lunt met Olen Anders, 
Humphrey Bogrart, Roland Young 
and Fanny Brice. AH but Fanny 
told of having received a visit from 
the Negro with the letter and giv- 
ing him various sums of money. 
Miss Brice was skeptical and re- 
fused to advance Pappy any money 
imtil she could get in touch with 
Lunt. 

After bearing that a numl>er of 
his friends bad been victimized, 
Lunt went to West 47th street sta- 
tion and reported to Detectives 
Kennedy and Leech. The detectives 
were unable to get any trace of 
Pappy. Several days ago Lunt was 
baving his shoes polished in the 
Grand Central station when he saw 
I*appy pass. He leaped from the 
stand and caught hold of the Negro 
by the collar until police arrived 
and relieved him of his prisoner. 

At the station house Pappy made 
an emphatic denial. When the case 
was brought to court Huston ap- 
peared as a witness for Lunt. Pappy 
. asked for an adjournment for the 
purpose of engaging a lawyer and 
the magistrate held him in 15,000 
bail for further examination. Mr. 
Lunt said he was unable to tell how 
many of his friends and associates 
had been victimized as they had no 
idea of the fraud perpretrated on 
them. 



The "bar fly," a product of 
pre-prohibish days,^ is back 
at his old stand in the uptown 
speakeasies. In contrast to 
the derelict of yesteryear, the 
new species is of 'the genteel 
quality, well dressed and un- 
duly friendly and with a thirst 
that costs money to quench. 

He generally is clever enough 
to have entrance money, the 
price of a drink, to get into 
the place of his operations 
and finds little difficulty In 
making himself congenial com- 
pany and an ideal drinking 
mate for anybody with an in- 
clination to buy drinks for 
him. Some of the species are 
even more t-razen and ask pa- 
trons to buy, figuring that 
wUhin the congenial atmos- 
pAere of thfi brass rail none 
can refuse. ^ 

One of the best known up- 
town places, however, bas put 
the damper on operations of 
this gentry through instruct- 
ing its bartenders that they 
are not to serve any of this 
"marked crowd" unless the 
"fly" himself was buying, 
which has been hailed as wor- 
thy protection by those who 
have been panhandled for 
drinks so frequently that they 
had transferred their patron- 
age elsewhere to avoid this 
"shaWdown." 

Several chronic violators 
have been permanently barred 
for their mendicant hatJts. 




ROUND THE SQUARE 



Dual personalities are not an unknown quantity U> Greenwich Villaxe, 

but the idea of a delicatessen shop masquerding as a dance club by 

night is something out of the ordinary for even this queer section. Th« 

new enterprise is located in the fashionable Wasblngton place are* a 

few doors east of 5th avenue. It Is operated by Dave, who controls 

Dave's Blue Room a feW' blocks west, a Village landmark and gathering 

place for the late hours' mob until the vogue for all-night Joints spread. 

Pave operates the new places as a delicatessen during the lightsome 

hours, supplying toothsome tidbits to adjacent families, and acting a« 

an unofficial commissary for the Washington square branch of th« 

..... .1.... ITi. .er.iit the delicatessen sign l;i replaced by one 

reading "Club Kgyptlan." and with a flve-pieco orchestra being utilised 
as part of the conversion. 

Dave is only running nights on Saturdays and Sundays, but flgtires 
building It up for a regular business. 



"TINY TIM'S" "SOUL 
CANDY" LEAVING t V. 



25o for Cupid's^rrst Assist- 
ant — Coming Back 
to Stage • 



HELEN PACHAUD 

PREMIER DAN8EUSE 

with the 
WRIQHT DANCERS 

Playing Orpheum Circuit 
DE.NVER TIMES: 

"Helen Pachaud is featured — an 
intense, powerful dancer, wlio exe- 
cutes the Russian steps one i.-* ac- 
customed to seeing masculine Itus- 
slan dancera achieve with all of 
their grace and skill." 
DENVER EXPRESS: 

"Featured in the act is Helen 
Pachaud, who has the s)>irit of a 
real dancer and bodily beauty, too. 



VILLAGE JOINTS' 
OUT OR TAME 



Two Bowery acquisitions to Times Square "peek shows," one on Sixth 
avenue and Forty-fifth street, and the other on Forty-second street, will 
!>fCurd half nn hour of laughs and memories of the old days if one dares 
to go "slumming." 

A "r.etchur change here" man is first seen. There are several for- 
tune telling machines, and also the "wicked' peek boxes. 

There were the old ones with the cranks disclosing ancient photos 
;nixed in with the new ones, automatically worked without cranks and 
much more enjoyable. On one of the boxes wna the inscription, "The 
Jeffries-Corbeit Fight." Mcs.srs. Jeffries and Corl)ett must have done 
their act in black face that day. 

"'rhron:;h the Window" showed a pretty girl in the act of retiring, but 
Ju^3t as it became excitiigly Interesting the young lady pulled down the 
shade. One box which, on the bottom, says it has been passed by New 
York and Chicago censors, places on view a lady stripped from the 
waL^t down, reminding one ot Broadway revues. 

After viewing ladies trying on and taking off bathing suits and 
corsets, falling down stairs and watching gentlemen peeking through 
bathroom keyholes (In the machines), the, reporter passed on to tbm , 
fortune telling ones. 
Tlie two seem to be drawing well. ,>,. ,. 



Another Police Drive 
About Closes All 



"Tiny Tim," the manufacturer 
vendor of "soul candy," is reported 
about to retire from his present 
craft to return to the stage, which 
claimed him before the candy stunt, 
although nowhere near as lucrative 
which even Tim admits. 

Tim was one of the pioneers in 
the Village, and probably the first 
to capitalize its Coney Island possi- 
bilities. Tim had two flops In one 
season In show business and sum- 
mer was coming on. He also had a 
wife and two children looking to 
him for support. He evolve<l the 
"soul candy" idea, which hit In- 
stantly, and is said to have amassed 
a fortune for the vendor. 

The racket was the peddling of 
ftye gummy candles of varied colors 
accompanied by a spiel from Tim 
defining the synchronizing of colors 
and their effect upon Cupid, amus- 
ing If not convincing and well 
w:orth the 25 cents charge for the 
Cindy. V 

Tim Is a personable chap. Well 
read and well informed. He had an 
approach for *very class of patrons, 
and Was never known to muff a sale 
once he got a prospective patron's 
ear. 

But Tim has watched the decline 
of the Village for the past two years 
indicative that the Village is tun- 
ing up for its "swan song." He'll 
pass the summer at his summer 
place at Lakewood, N. J., and re- 
turn to show business next season 
unless he thinks up a better racket 
meanwhile. 



FLORIDA ON BROADWAY 



Coral Tables Exhibit in 42nd St. 
with Jan Garber's Bend 



B^orida will be transpianted to 
Broadway and 42rd .street, next 
week in the form of an elaborate 
Coral Gables exhibit in a specially 
constructed store Interior on 42nd 
street, east of Broadway. The Jan 
Garber orrhe.«tra will ofticinte as 
the niu«ical ballyhoo for a thrt»e 
week.«i' .stay at tlie location. 

lAtfi week, at the Allied Arts Ex- 
position in the Ori>n<l CentVal Pal- 
ace. fJarher Similarly i-.ftifiatetl in 
the Florida real estate comi»any ? 
exhibit. 

Carher wn.s at Coinl r.al'les all 
winter and has bfien signed for a 
period of a ye.ar, .-.t :' figure in ex- 
cess of $3,000, to tour in ilie inter- 
.ests of the Florida location. 



Juanlta^s Cockiness 

Won Back Her Book 

"Vou can tell the whole world 
that it was because of my cockiness 
that I got my press clipping book 
l)ack,' said Juanita Hansen in West 
Side Court to newspapermen when 
she explained to them that her book 
was returned to her last weel<. 

She had obtained a pummonR 
against Albert James, of the Hotel 
.Maikwell. er.stuhllc pulilicity ajienl 
of hers wliom she claimed was un- 
lawfully withholding Iier book. 

She fitatod that .she hail received 
.1 telephone UK'.ssagc itotn an at- 
toniey whom .she »laiinfd siud iliat 
upon payment of $10 Iier l>ook would 
be restored to licr. Sho refused to 
yield the ".iough.' Tliat day flie 
went to tlie opening of the J.imaio.a 
races. ".\nd I h ul no lucit eitlier 
with the ponies," she said. 



Greenwich Village Joints that 
have been catering to the "temper- 
amental" element have recently be- 
come, the target of another police 
drive in the precinct, with the gen- 
eral object to keep this class out 
of the neighborhood. 

At one time t^e Village voasted 
at least 20 of these resorts, since 
reduced to three, and with two of 
the survivors almost ready to pack 
in rather than submit to the fre- 
quent police visitations. 

"pie most recent ot these resorts 
MT put on a self-applied padlock is 
the "Flower Pot." run by Dolly 
Judgft. —I*, spotted across the way 
from Doi^ Dlckerman's spooky "Pi- 
rates* Den" on Christopher street 
near Greenwich avenue^ Dolly held 
the heavy patronage for two years 
until the coppers stepped In and 
frigihtened awajr the mob, with 
many dividing patronage between 
Trilby's, around the comer, and 
the Red Mask, on Charles street, 
within a stone's throw of the pre- 
cinct station bouse. The latter has 
closed temporarily, though Some 
trouble having been staged outside 
the place in which Vincent O'Don- 
nell, said to be sUentljr connected 
with the management, was stakbed 
and is at St. Vincent's Hospital. 
Complaints on>^lapper Joints" 
In contrast to complaints, the lo- 
cal police have been receiving from 
parents regarding wayward girls 
who frequent the /'flapper Joints" in 
this section, their action against the 
"temperamental"* resorts is said to 
have been precipitated through 
reports from parents of wayward 
"boys'' who hare been ifrequenting 
the places without knowledge of the 
parents. 

Two ot the most notorious Joints 
of this type were snuffed out by the 
police several weeks ago, with one 
of the proprietors now serving a term 
In the penitentiary upon conviction 
of a disorderly house charge. The 
other proprietor also convicted upon 
a similar charge, but first offender. 
was given a suspended sentence 
upon condition that she would leave 
New Yorlc 

Another resort catering to this 
class of trade had things made so 
unromfortable by the police that it 
has since located In another section 
beyond the pale of the Village pre- 
clripts. It is getting practically the 
.same patronage that It got down- 
town. 

Currently operating "tempera- 
mental" resorts are watchful of the 
police interference and have hocn 
consiU'-rably toned down. A few 
'sliil*" people these places, which 
now mostly depend upon siummers 
wild p,'itronize the joints upon the 
Ktrength of their previous reputa- 
tions, and are now g^nfially disap- 
pointed in llnding them unl>eliev- 
al»ly tame. 



So many places along the Great White Way have dimmed their lights 
lately and temporarily have accepted the padlock injunctions of Hona 
Buckner that a number of wise ones along the line have taken advan« 
tage of the opportunity thus offered to get something for themselves in 
the way of money from the many speak -easles which have so far 
escaped Buckner's vigilance committee. 

One of the wise-acre headquarters is supposed to be located in an 
office building in Times sciuare. Its representatives visit the prosp^ftlvs 
easy marks, tell the managers they are ex-service men and their organ- 
ization is interested in raising a fund to repeal the 18th Amendment 
and make other radical changes in the prohibition law. 

For $50 they give you what appears to be a pretty gold decorated 
bond of assurance and 60 smaller copies supposed to be disposed of to 
patrons for $1 per. If you sell the 50, you have your money back and 
at the same time have aided the organisation without individaui expenss. 
Quite a number have fallen for this. 

The above has a rival, also located in the square. This sne does 
not ask $60 but suggests you give anything from $10 up. A tot of 'era 
have fallen for this one too. Don't have to sell patrons anything, but 
anyone Interested In repeal of the Prohibition act may sign a petition 
which will help things along, and when the petition Is filled, send it t« 
the home ofllce and It Is forwarded to Washington, where this concern 
expects to i)ull some wires this fall, so It says. 



Reggie Golden's Charge 

Reggie Golden, 17, who said she 
had played in the road companies 
ot "Bringing TJp Father" and at 
the present time rehearsing for 
"Just Kids," was the complainant 
in West Side Court before Magis- 
trate Goodman against Richard 
Hirshfeld, 2S, of 63» West 112th 
street. The charge against Hirsh- 
feld is a serious .one, and according 
to the young actress, she claims 
Hirshfeld promised to marry her. 

Much of the testimony was heard 
by Magistrate Goodman. After the 
case consumed almost an ho.'ir, he 
adjourned it for further examina- 
tion In Washington Heights Court 
for May It. Hirshfeld. made a 
general denial. 

According to the petite actress, 
she stated that jrfae met Hirshfeld 
in Times Square recently. They 
visited theatres and restaurants, 
and she testified that Hirshfeld 
promised to make her a bride. It 
was when he failed to carry out 
his promise that she had bini ar- 
rested. 



No Indictment Against 

Edna McLaughlin 

After the Grand Jury had heard 
the facts In th^ case of Mrs. Edna 
McLauglilln, 11 West 63d street, 
wife of John McLaughlin, property 
man for Shuberts, who was arrested 
on a charge of kidnapping, they 
declined to return an indictment 
and the charge wais dismissed. 

Mrs. McLaughlin, who formerly 
was an actress, was accused of hav- 
ing kidnapped Helen Mahoney, 3, 736 
9th avenue, from DOth street and 
9th avenue. The woman was ar- 
rested at Sth avenue and 50th street 
.after she announced to a laxlcab 
chauffeur that the child whom she 
liad 111 I lie c.ib was not hers. 

Following the arrest Mrs. Mr- 
l.aiiciilin H:ild she was Intoxii-attd 
and (lid not have any intention of 
kidnai'i'inB the child. She said ."he 
thought It was lost and wanted to 
brinK It lo the nearest .station lioune. 
Polir-e corroborated her story that 
I .^lie li 111 I'peii drinking on tlie day 
J of her aricst. • 



Dudley Digges "Takett'* 



Dudley DIgges told Jostle* 
Thomas Murray In the Srd District 
Municipal Court In West 64t'i street 
ot how he .believed be was "chis- 
eled" out of more than |S,000 bjr 
the Frances Fox Laboratories and 
H. A MlUer. 

DIgges rehearsed his entire (his 
to the Justice. He explained In ds« 
tail how his hair was thinning; how 
he went to the hirsute establisb- 
nient to undergo treatment to re- 
store his locks. He was making 
fine progress, he said, when induced 
to purchase some bf the Frances 
Fox Laboratories stock. He bought 
^together $8,000 worth. Then there 
came a time, he said, he wanted to 
sell back the stock. 

He found It difflcult, he said, and 
then brought the action. After Jus- 
tice Murray heard all sides he di- 
rected attorneys fur both sides to 
submit briefs and h* would render 
decision on the 14th of this mo'ntik^ 

... — -— , , . .. "i 

Nate Haines Talked Back 

Mate Haines, said to be a pro- 
ducer an4 director of phowa and 
associated with Jack Lewis, was 
discharged in West Side Court by 
Magistrate Goodman on a disor-' 
derly conduct charge. Haines, whs 
gave as his address the Hotel Rem- 
ington was arrected Thursday at 
47th street and Sth avenue by Pa- 
trolman Arthur Beatty of Traffic B. 

Bcatty was directing traffic at 
47th street and Sth avenue when 
Haines accosted him. Beatty said, 
and demonded to know why he 
couldn't proceed west on 47th street 
t» Wyona Hall where he had a re- 
hearsal on. Beatty explained to 
him that north end south bound 
trafilc was proceeding and that he 
didn't even know that Haines had 
been In a <;ar. 

Beatty told him to read the 
trafnc sUfiis that bore Mayor Hy- 
lan'H Inftructions. "That's a lot ot 
Hylan bunk," Beatty quoted, Haines 
as sayinir. Halnrs, Bcatty said, 
berume sti ahqslve that he was com- 
pelled to arrest him. Haines denied 
the charge. 



VARIETY 



BURLESQUE 



>fedne8day, May 6, 1925 



NARROW ESCAPES IN 
STAGE ACaDENTS 



tirace Fletcher Struck with 

Knife During Dance — Trixie 

Saul Hurt by Gun 



Cbicago, May 6. 
. Beins soubret In stock burlesque 
B rather hazardous, according: to 
<ecent experiences of Grace Fletcher 
it the Haymarket and Trixie Saul 
if the State-Congress. The former 
KSM stabbed and the latter was shot 
nrhile performing pieces of stage 
business. 

Miss Fletcher and George Wnlsb 
were staging an Apache incident. 
Walsh had a dagger In bis coat 
pocket that he was to brandish 
later <n the scene, bat in throwing 
Miss Fletcher the dagger struck her 
In the eye and the attending doctor 
stated she was extremely lucky not 
to have lo^t her sight. 

Miss Saul was supposed to com- 
tnit suicide with a blank cartridge, 
but accidentally placed the gun too 
dose and the explosion blew her 
^at off and knocked her uncon- 
iclous. Fearing lockjaw might set 
n, the doctor inoculated Miss Saul 
with a preventive. 



Gus Hill Loses Appeal 
On Bud Fisher's Judgment 

f Having the advantage of right 
on his side, the Imposing array of 
legal counsel which Gus Hill in- 
voked on bis appeal from a |2S,- 
9HJf4 Judgment award in favor of 
Harry C. <"Bud") Fisher was of no 
avail. The cartoonist-creator of 
"Mutt and Jeff," who was 'awarded 
these dama«res for accrued royalties 
Gn Hill's productions of "Mutt and 
Jeff," was only represented by 
Charles E. Kelly of KeUy A Becker, 
while Hin had Daniel Day Walton, 
Lemuel Bannister, Moses Jaffe, 
Phillips, Jaffe * Jaffe and James 
A. Timony arguing on his bebalf 
in vain. 

Not only must Hill make good the 
t3S,9N, but there are other costs, 
Interest and royalties accsning since. 
In addition, the Judgment which 
dismissed Hill's two counter-claims 
for heavy damages was upheld. 
* Hill claimed an equity in Fisher's 
motion picture eaminga from the 
animated cartoons of "Mutt and 
Jeff" on the theory his acquisition 
of the dramatic rights to the car- 
toon characters also included the 
picture proceeds, but Justice Martin 
of the Appellate Division Friday de- 
cided otherwise. Justice Martin in- 
terpreted the distinction between 
dramatic and screen rights and 
<l»ioted prior legal authorities in 
support. 

Fisher ceded the dramatic rights 
to hU "Mutt and JefT' to Hill in 
Feb. 20, 1911, and received royal- 
ties in full at three percent of the 
gross receipts up to Sept. 30, 1919, 
when they ceased. 

Hill has been similarly dragging 
a big Judgment for almost $30,000 
in favor of James J. Dealy through 
the courts. Dealy of Dealy and 
Kramer suffered the loss of eye- 
sight in the left optic while a mem- 
ber of one of Hill's road shows and 
has been endeavoring to collect for 
a number of years, each time de- 
layed by Hill's technical moves 
through the State and Federal 
courts 

Hill is reputed one of the wealth- 
iest men in show business. 



Many First String Critics 
At Cohunbia's Show 



The opening of Cain & Da- 
venport's "O. K." at the Colum- . 
bia, last Saturday night, pulled 
an imposing array of dramatic 
critics and writers from the 
metropolitan dailies. 

The turnout Is Considered an 
unusual tribute to Columbia 
burlesque and a particular 
tribute to Fred McCloy, man- 
ager of the Columbia. 

Among the newspaper men 
present were Charles Belmont 
Davis, of the Herald-Tribune; 
E. W. Osborn, Evening World; 
Kelcey Allen, Women's Wear; 
Max Lief, Daily News; George 
Van Cleve, N. Y. American; 
Stark Young, Herman Manke- 
wics and Sam Zolotow, of the 
New York Times; J. R. Hast- 
ings, Evening Journal; Fred 
Niblo, Jr., Morning Telegraph; 
Jaa. L. Metcalfe, Wall St. Jour- 
nal; Walter Wlnchell and 
Dorothy Kent, Graphic; John 
Anderson, Evening Post; Rob- 
ert Coleman, Daily Mirror; 
Stephen Ratbbun, Sun; Frank 
Vreeland. Telegram - Mail; 
Wells Root, Morning World; 
John Decker. Morning World; 
Hans Stengel. Telegraph. 

The house was a complete 
sell out, and barring the special 
New Year's performances with 
a tilted scale, represented the 
biggest gross the house has 
ever played to at night. 



NOTHINO HEW UPSTATE 

Syracuse, N. Y., May 6. 

Sam Scrlbner, Columbia general 
maiTager, and Mike Joyce, his assist- 
ant, were In this city last week. The 
Columbia circuit has not closed for 
a bom's for the Columbia shows In 
Syihcu9e next season. 

Scrlbner was offered houses In 
Albany and Schenectady, but as yet 
the circuit hasn't decided to go in- 
to either town. Elmira is also a 
possibility. 



OWEH KABTDI IH "0. K." 

Owen Martin will replace Harry 
O'Neal In "Q. K." at the Columbia, 
New York, after this week. O'Neal 
handed In his two weeks' notice last 
week to Cain A Davenport follow- 
ing a dispute about billing. O'Neal 
will re-enter vaudeville with a 
comedian. 



LEFT 2 OIBIS BEHIND 

Washlngtn, May 5. 
' With the closing of the Mutual 
show, "The French Frolics," two of 
the chorus girls were left here with- 
out transportation to their homes 
in Minneapolis. The company man- 
ager paid all other fares but 
claimed no such arrangement had 
been made with the two chorines 
In question. 

Not having the fare, their plight 
was put up to the local house man- 
ager, who wired L H. Herk, head 
of the Mutual circuit. He author- 
ized the purchase of two tickets 
for the girls. The two tickctji to 
Minneapolis set the oircuit back 
184.88. , 



COLUMBIA PBODUCEBS MEET 

This Friday (May 8), the pro- 
ducers of the Columbia Burlesque 
! .ive arranged to hold a meeting by 
uiemselvea. 

It is said "the int«nt i» to talk 
•vcr next season. 



SUMMER STOCK BUBLESOUE 

Mlnsky's stock burlesque at the 
Apollo, (125th street). New York, 
will close about June 16 for the 
summer. 

Hurtig & Seamon will operate a 
summer burlesque at their 126th 
street house next Monday. 



WUL EINO IN SEATTLE 
San Francisco, May «. 
Will King's company concludes 
its engagement at the Casino May 
17, after 58 consecutive weeks. 

King returns to Seattle, which he 
left to come to^ Frisco. 



INSIDE STUFF ON VAUDEVILLE 



(Continued from page 12) 
acquired two hotels on the north side and seemed to be prospering. 
Recently.lt has been reported In Chicago booking circles that Zeno and 
Mandell have been submitted for bookings agoln, after suffering heavy 
losses in their business ventures. 



The lAurette Taylor playlet, which was the second act of the "Pierrot 
the Prodlg<d'^ nantomlme, will be given on« more Week on the Keith 

■ ■. ' ■ ,,.; •■..■•■: .-V- - ...nv. i »- 

>*»«• . . t . , . .; 

Col. W. S. Butterfleld of Michigan is back from his three months' 
Visit, with Mrs. Butterfleld, to Europe. The colonel looks his vacation 
and said he felt as good as he looked. Col. Butterfleld has Increased 
bis Michigan holdings to SO, mostly playing pictures. 



Charlotte Nash, who was "Miss ^t. Louis" at the 1923 Atlantic City 
pageant, is back In her St Louis homesafter a trip to Paris. Miss Nash 
eloped with F. O. Nixon Nirdllnger, arrording to reports, and went 
abroad, but she arrived In St Louis without him. The latter Is said 
^ be SO years older than his "beauty bride." ■- ' '. ' • '( 

Loew's will build another theatre at New Bochelle, N. Y., giving the 
circuit its secoml house In that suburban city. Only Loew's Is ki the 
town. The new theatre will seat 3,000 under the impression New 
Rochelle will grow up to that capacity. 



Alleen Bronson's six-year-old son, Bryant W. Laurie, lives with his 
grandmother where Alleen also resides when In New York. The other 
day Alleen bad the boy In her dressing room. Afterward mother and 
son walked about a little for the boy to see the sights. Noting his 
mother did not leave at once after dressing, he inquired why, and his 
mother said she was relaxing. 

A couple of evenings after that at home the grandmother remarked 
Alleen w&s late and wondered what might be keeping her. The boy an- 
swered with: 

"Mother doesn't come right home after the show. First she comes 
Into the dressing room and says 'My Heavens, this orchestra is terrible,' 
then she sits down and says she's relaxing, and after that she takes a 
walk, then she comes. home.", ^ 

An Independent booker having a one and a three day stand In a 
Jersey coast town Is experiencing much difficulty in booking the 
former through a tendency of the better grade acts to shy at the single 
4ate. figuring that It will euchre them out of the three days' engage- 
ment later on.. 

According to reports the actors are not so smart, not being !n on the 
know ot the situation, but the agents are wising them up to the layout, 
which has frequently resulted In 11th hour bookings that have caused 
the booker much consternation. 



A peculiar situation in "opposition" listing is current In the big time 
vaudeville booking offices. The Keith-Albee ageney seemingly has de- 
clared all picture houses not booking through it as "opposition," while 
the Orpheum Circuit, a close booking ally of K-A. has no such ruling. 
Both the K-A and Orpheum's offices are on the' same floor of the Palace 
theatre building. New York. 

The Orpheum last week and following Dorothy Jardon's engagement 
at Fox's, Philadelphia, picture house, booked Miss Jardon to start an 
Orpheum Circuit tour, and she is now playing upon that circuit. 



A novelty act lately returned from Australia has changed Its per- 
sonnel unknown to the profession at large. The woman In the act for 
20 years, no longer appears. The owner brought back a much younger 
and prettier girl from Australia. The, older one is now merely traveling 
along, receiving her living expenses. One of the reasons the change 
baa not been generally noted ttteong the profession is that the owner 
has never mingled much and always kept the former partner in the 
background. Various peGsops who know the act have commented on 
bow young his partner ^ now looking. 

A new wrinkle in picture house acts is "The Maaked Dancer" (Vir- 
ginia Bell), not of the usual mystery act order, but a danseuse using 
masks a la the Benda type. The odd part of the offering* handled by 
Arthur Spizzl. is a le-minute picture reel, which does not center solely 
on Miss Bell but is an educational review of terpsichore and is counted 
upon to attract picture house exhibitors as a two-in-one proposition, 
being a flnaneial saving on a film rental to replace something else, and 
being thrown In with the Virginia Bell presentation. 



BURLESQUE ROUTES ] 



COLUMBU CIKCUIT 

(May 11) 

Bathino Beauties — 11 Gayety, 
Washington. 

Go To It— 11 Gayety, Pittsburgh. 

Happy Go Lucky— 11 Casino. 
Brooklyn. 

Happy Moments — 11 Empire, 
Brooklyn. 

Lets Go— 11 EJmpire, Newark. 

Nifties of 1925—11 Empire, Provi- 
dence. 

Record Breakers— 11 Orpheum, 
Paterson. 

Seven Eleven— 11 Palace, Balti- 
more. 

Steppe, Harry— 11 Columbia, New 
York. 

Step On It— 11 Gayety, Buffalo. 

MUTUAL CIKCUIT 

Hurry Up — 11 Olympic, New York. 

Kandy Kids— 11 Cadiimc, Detroit. 

Kudling Kuties — 11 Gaiety, Scran- 
ton. 

Maids From Merryland — 11 Troc- 
adero. Philadelphia. 

Make It' Peppy— 11 Gaiety, 
Wllkes-Barre. 

Merry Makers— 11 Moonltgftit 
Maids, Gayety. Brooklyn. 

Round the Town — 11 Mutual, 
Washington. 

Snap It Up— 11, Allentown; 12 
Sunbury; IS Williamsport; 14 Lan- 
caster; lB-16 Reading, Pa. 
' Speed Qirls — 11 Lyric, Newark. 




O.K. 

Colomtrf*. N«w Tork rainnier run attrac- 
tlon, iNtoduced bjr Cain A Davenport. Fea* 
tures Ban7 8t«pp* wHb Hamr ONpaL 
Prlnelpala: Cannia Blaterik Via Cau»ora! 
Ro(M Duttn. Lsl* I>l«ro^ Mabal itenuw 
Millar tt Rran, TlirM Oolftra. Rub« Wuil 
man, Qeorro Roie and Oeorse McClcnnon 



"O. K.," which opened an indefl.. 
nlte siunmer run at the Columbia, 
New York, Saturday, May 2, is 
Harry Steppe's Big Show, which 
toured the Columbia Circuit this 
season, but with additions to cast 
and changes in book. 

A new opening brings the princi- 
pals and choristers on for individual 
introduction for the former. A spe- 
cial drop irtiowing the exterior of the 
Columbia stage entrance is new. 

The cast has been augmented by 
the addition of an English ballet of 
eight, in this show labeled "ElRht 
Frisco Steppers." Frisco Is a long 
way from London, but the dolls are 
Umies despite billing. The Three 
Golfer*, one of the heist acrobatic 
acts of Its kind, spotted late in the 
first act, and Miller & Ryan, two 
dancing boys, are the other addi- 
tions. 

The comedy scenes remain same 
as during the regular season, with 
Steppe and O'Neal pulling more 
than their share of laughs. Steppe 
is one of the best comics in bur- 
lesque and O'Neal an Ideal foil. The 
latter's work In the "Shooting of 
Dan McGrew" scene and his straight 
work in "The Dispute" stand out as 
the acme of domination. 

Vic Casmore, a big league char- 
acter man and one of the hardest 
workers, repeats his former suc- 
cesses. He is especially helpful in 
"The Fortune Hunters" and "Trap- 
ped Wives." In both scenes he 
plays an excitable citizen and reg- 
isters solidly. His duel bit with 
Steppe was unusually funny. 
, For the summer run Harry 
Laughlln has staged some corking 
good dances, which include the 
"Eight Frisco Steppers." The double 
quartet also turn in a "March of the 
Wooden Soldiers" specialty, still 
considered class In burlesque, and 
are handy and help dress the stage 
ensembles. The regular chorus has 
been cut down to absort) the current 
lineup of 18 girls. 

The first act started on high, but 
dragged a bit to Include the special- 
ties of "The Three Golfers," Rut>e 
Waldman. a whistler, and George 
McCIennon. The latter's slow dance 
was tedious in the spot and Wald- 
man** bit could be spotted else- 
where advantageously. 

Steppe pulled a toast that would 
never pass the censor In Boston 
and one other double entendre 
crack, but aside from those two di- 
gressions the show is as clean as a 
staire censor's dream. 

Hlte and Reflow accounted for 
two corking dancing specialties and 
Lola Pierce ingratiated herself eas- 
ily. Lola's physical charms sent her 
out before the foots with two strikes 
on the boys. She has a pleasing 
voice and can Charleston and jazs. 
She looked sex "appealy" enough for 
a picture director in a Hawaiian 
costume and in all her other ward- 
robe. 

The costumes of the chorus look 
brand new for the summer engage- 
ment and the scenery has been 
touched up, making the show look 
new except to repeat spectators. 

The lemon bit remains the laugh - 
Jng hit of the show, with the other 
scenes not far behind. The changes 
add a bit of class to the layout, but 
the show needed no help in Its com- 
edy department where It registers 
'3 one of the best on the circuit. 

Harry O'Neal leaves Saturday 
night to be replaced by Owen Mar- 
tin. O'Neal Is of such unusual help 
to Steppe, it Is hard to prophesy 
what bis absence may mean, al- 
though Martin is a ftrst-rate artist 
and former straight to Ed Lee 
Wrothe. "O. K." looks good for an 
averacre run if It gets the weather 
breaks. Steppe has a local follow- 
ing. Con. 



EDNA 



JACK 



NORTHLANE and WARD 

in their new act "Scrambled^Legs." , < 

A concoction of songs and dances intermingled with talk ahd con- 
taining an original Burlesque Musical Number which is scoring a laugh- 
ing hit 

At the BROADWAY, New York, this week (May 4), a couple who In 
addition to iCblUty, personality and appearance, possess tbn« important 

Directioiv— MAX E. HAYES 



BUELESQUE STOCK CHANGES 

Chicago,' May 6. 

Charles LeRoy, formerly of the 
National, Detroit has assumed 
charge at the State-Congress and 
will produce the shows there, re- 
placing Leo Stevens, who has gone 
to New York. 

Leon Devoe and wife have left to 
join the Bandbox stock, Cleveland. 
Ruby Rossini is the new soubrette, 
.Tohnny O'Neil comic, and Frank 
Smith straight. 



WAUSAU'S 20 WEEKS 

Milwaukee, May 6. 

A tab burlesque company has 
been orgnnlzeA here to play 20 
weeks at Wausau, Wis., Eddie Lurie 
is recruiting the cast and chorus and 
will play "straight." 

The cast includes Les Dunn, 
comedl|in; Blllie Aldrloh, ingenue; 
Evelyn Burke, soubret; Jack La- 
Plante. Hazel Lowe. Blanche Clarke 
and Anna MontAg. 



BILLY B. VAN'S 

PINE TREE SOAP 

for Actor* 



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yoL liXXVIII 



No. 12 



Flora Sheffiold, playing opposite 
Henry B. Warner In "Silence," was 
atricken ill after the Tuesday nlgbt 
pertonnance last week and was un- 
{ible to finish out the final week of 
the piece at the National, New York. 
Marion Haslup, who had been play- 
ins one of the minor roles, went on 
in the part Wednesday and Thurs- 
day and in turn was replaced Fri- 
day and Saturday by Marlon Wat- 
kins. 



INSIDE STUFF 



ON LEGIT 



June Day, aa English dancer in the fortheomlnir "Browa I>erby.* Is 

syndlcatlns the story of her love affairs, which attracted plenty of at- 
tention abroad. She was named as co-respondent in the Duke of West- 
minster's divorce proceedings, but the most colorful event In Miss Day's 
career was In Spain. She went to San Sebastian for a two weeks' danc- 
ingr engagement and remained six months. Five times she appeared by 
royal command, and the Interest she aroused In King Alfonso was a 
matter of considerable comment. 



Paul Nathanson, former motion 
picture exploitation man, has gone 
into the theatrical photography line 
following his discharge from the 
U. S. Veterans' Hospital in the 
x;ronx. where he had been for two 
months for a cure of nerve shock, 
received during the war. 



Johnny Singer is handling tlie af- 
fairs of the Sam Lewis office pend- 
ing Lewis' recovery from a break- 
down which hHS confined the Locw 
agent to his liome for the past two 
weeks. 



Jamas Wingfield, Chicago's veteran 
legitimate booker, has come to New 
York to look over the present crop 
of shows and also line up some new 
fall shows for his Central States 
theatres. 



Tha Metro, Brooklyn, wliich is the 
former Comedy, has added four acts 
of vaudeville to its picture pro- 
grams the last half. 



Sidney Smith, cartoonist and cre- 
ator of the Andy Gump character 
comic strips, who has contributed 
drawi«vs for the screen, lost his 
wife April 11. 



Matty Risen has resigned from 
the Harry Romm office, forming an* 
agency partnership with Jack Jor- 
dan, formerly of the Irvirg Yatea 
office. 



Tha Walnut, Newark, N. J., has 
added vaudeville, playing three acts 
on Saturdays, , booked by Fally 
Markus. 



3966 Chickaring (New York) U 
the phone address of Gus Edwards 
office at 227 West 45th street. In 
an adverf-sement it was misquoted. 

Wayna Christy, Keith middle 
western booker, has left for an ^i- 
spection trip through his territory. 
George Lukes will handle Christy's 
book during his absence. 



"Joe Mendl," the baby chimpan- 
zee, has been signed for three years 
by the Kelth-Albee Circuit, The 
chimp went into the Hippodrome, 
New York, for a "showing." 

Haya, Podall A Shulman, law- 
yers, have moved into offices at 
1440 Broadway, a new building 
wlilch win have several theatrical 
law firms housed therein by May 1. 



Tha Kaith-Albaa Sunday concerts 
at the. Majestic, Brooklyn; Colonial, 
New York and Columbia, New York, 
have been discontinued for the sum- 
mer. 



Mrs. George C. Tilyou announces 
liie wedding of her daughter, Eileen 
Marie, to Richard J. McAllister, 
i^hlladelphia. to take place May 20. 

Fraah from a trip around the 
world, consuming four months of 
the winter, Ray Ccuistock Is back 
In New York. -.^ 

While Ray wa . rway Maury Gest 
did all of the worrying for the 
firm of Comstock & Gest. The 
worry culminated when Maury re- 
cently lost 16 teetn In one day, ex- 
trat'ted "oy a skllfui and expensive 
dentist. 

John Golden's production of "The 
S>iuare Shooter" will get under way 
id Atlantic City, N. J.. May ?3. 
Ceorse Abbott -n-nd teiht Bennett 
v.ill he.id Llie cast. 

The iii'er^ 'Will remain out . l.vo 



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The award of the Pulitzer prize to Sydney Howard's "They Koew 
What They Wanted" did not arouse so much dlscuaaioa aa last year's 
winner, "Hell Bent Fer Heaven," which was not a real success, while 
"The Show-Off," which split the prize committee last year, Is still play- 
ing on Broadway. 

The logical selection for this season's award is "What Price, Glory?" 
according to the consensus of opinion among newspaper people. That 
"Glory's" authors. Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stalllngs, are on the 
staff of "The World," published by the Pulitzers. prol>ably shut them 
out of the competition. It's a tough break, but they are young yet. 

Howard, In an Interview published in Sunday's "World," Is credited 
with saying he thought "Glory' the best play of the year. 



" Another company of "The Gorilla"' is to be formed and sent to Chicago 
late this month. That was decided on Immediately after the new thriller 
at the Selwyn opened last week. It will be spotted In one of the Shu- 
berts' Loop houses. Donald Gallaher, the new actor-producer, who Is 
presenting "The Gorilla," Is temporarily off the stage. He says he has 
not retired, but does not intend playing parts unsulted to him. Gallaher 
has incorporated himself, with Eddie Plohn the general manager 



Fannie Brice as one of the backers of the Bert and Betty Wheeler 
show, "The Brown Derby," may, if necessary, when the "Music Box 
Revue " closes, join the show at the Wilbur, Boston, where it is to open 
In a couple of weeks. 



Mike Connelly put one over on the Lambs' Club during its recent 
Gambol. The Lanil)3 took an absolute stand against any women taking 
part in the show, but Mike did the trick. He slipped little Mary Mona- 
han Into the Robert Hilliard sketch, .so. after all, the vaunted traditions 
were broken down, although the Lambs themselves didn't know It. 



Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., coatemplates another tabloid dally at ^t. 
Louis. Vanderbilt has three at present — in Los Angeles, San Francisco 
and Miami. It is also reported he may put a new daily in the fiel(V at 
Havana, to cover Cuba, when the new administration goes Into office 
there shortly with the new President's term four years. 

Macfadden'-s 'Sunday Graphic" (Xew York) held to it.s aJvertising 
card for the first Sunday Issue (May 3). It made a good showing, sell- 
ing at 6 cents. The edition had 72 pages. Including some of its former 
Saturday special features. The theatrical section carried about 2,300 
lines of theatre business at 50 cents a line. 



One million, three hundred thousand dollars is the high for advertis- 
ing in any one Issue of the "Saturday Evening Post." That may take In 
the high for a single issue of any publication. A million-dollar weekly 
number is not uncommon with "The Post." Its record edition was but 
recently when "The Post" had 240 pages. 

Something uncommon about "The Post," and .said to have been fath- 
ered by an order of the late Joseph Pulitzer of "The 'V'orld" (Xew York), 
is that "The Post" on office announcements lops off about 250.000 of its 
circulation, although Its A. B. C. statement, of course. Is accurate and 
also any statistical information given. With about 2,760,000 weekly cir- 
culation at present, "The Post" believes it advisable to call It 2,500,000 
leaving the margin of 250,000 for any drop off. 

Mr. Pulitzer, when once approached during war times and Informed 
by his circulation manager "The World" that day had circulated over 
900,000, the top for any daily up to then, refused the circulation man- 
ager's request to "spread It all over the front page." "What can we 
do or say when we drop back?" said Mr. Pulitzer. 



At the present time news-stands sale throughout the country of all 
periodicals, all classes and description. Is at the lowest ebb reached dur- 
ing the past 20 years. No sufficient explanation. Radio Is charged 
against it to some extent, much as In other days, when the sales suf- 
fered it was alleged certain, weeklies and monthlies had been affected by 
the moving picture habit. There may be something to the radio claim 
that people listen In nightly Instead of reading, but the phonographs 
did not Injure periodicals. The radio season Is not entirely plausible. 
The fact remains, however. 



THEATRICAL LAWYERS— AND OTHERS 



Theatrical Broadway or Times square In New York, after all, is but 
a limited area. Within a length of a half mile and .a breadth of half 
that are centered all of the woes, the plans, the heartaches and ambi- 
tions of thousands of show people. In a business that Is chiefly com- 
mercial with little pretext at "art." dollars and sense are wisely trans- 
lated to paper in the form ot written contracts. 



Agreements and contracts are the tangible tub.sunoe of almost every 
theatrical negotiation ranging from a chorus girl's hire to a deal 'iwixt 
producer and "angel," who makes possible the choriater'.s employment. 



Bacjiusa of show business' peculiar trade practices and customs. Times 
square has become the hub of activity by a certain percentage of special- 
ists in theatrical law. There Is plenty of room for such theatrical 
attorneys, because they are exceedingly necessary. 



There ia no room, however, for the shyster and the gyp lawyer. It 
ia unfortunate that this, type of barrister usually meets up with a poor 
client whose penurity Is sometimes only matched by his or her stupidity. 
This client figures that only the small lawyer will listen to reason In 
taking a case on contingency where the recognized firms wouldn't. 



In closing Its New York .season Saturday, the "Music Box Revue" will 
have played' a shorter engagement here than In the past. It is the first 
edition of the series that has turned an actual profit during the Broad- 
way run. The othet productions of the "Music Box Revue" were more 
costly, and It *as not until the middle of. the road season the produc- 
tion outlay was recovered. It is reported" the current "Box" show Is 
$50,000 to the good. 

The season at the Mu.slc Box would have extended through June but 
for cast withdrawals. Grace Moore, Claire Luce and the Brox Sisters 
arc sailing for Europe at the end of the week. Fannie Brlce also de- 
clared herself ready for a holiday. Last week the show grossed $21,000. 

It Is understood the Music Box will liave a new musical ahortly. 



According to reports, the "Evening Express,'" the oldest paper In Los 
Angele.s. will change ownership some time during May. It is said that 
F. W. Kellogg, who has held a 50 per cent Interest in the paper, is 
disposing of it to a local banker, and that Guy Earl and E. A. Dickson 
will also turn over their holdings. The banker who will take over the 
proposition, it is said, will make the paper an employes stock company, 
with Dickson probably at the head of the organization. "The Express" 
has been a con.servative paper, and It Is said that the policy will not be 
changed through the sale. ... . -.., 

Galin,a Ko/ernak is .said t) i>e the most likely suc,cessor of Vivlenne 
Osborne in the title role o.' ' Aloma of the South Seas" at the Lyric, 
New York, when the latter leave'j^Monday to rep'ace I,eonore I'lric in 
"The Harem." Several actresses are known to be under consideration, 
but Miss KopernaU, consideiel when the piece was cast, seems most 
apt to get it. 

In 'The Dove," Vne of Bclasco's current productions, the oM buslnesa 
of the imaginary horse race scene, with its dialogue, "At the quarter, 
there they go. at the hi!", down the stretch rah!"' Is used by William 
Norris. When the piece was produced many along Broadway com- 
mented upon the age of Uie device and the excellent manner in which Nor- 
ris got away with If. It now develops that this bit of d:.-\log v.is firs', 
used by Dion nourica.iU. the cider, in "LonJon Assurance,' a ,.' .y writ- 
ten and produce-I before the Civil \Nor. 

t 

X weli-kro.vii revie and op«^retia tenor, one of the i>o.>.* with a 
HAi-Ji'y o^e:- $i.'.".>0 »>e . v.'.^s r.«'.i(;. >y h.jr-tiied by a nunia;i a: one ol tiic 
City's exc.iiiive du'.'S, t^'.-.;. i ».• even: « T:if ttnoi- '.o->\ OAf b'.-; (s'si'.-?r 



This is not so. Aside from sentimental reasons, lawyers, no matter . 
their rank or importance, have accepted some of the biggest theatrical 
litigations on such arrangements. Onl.v recently, a big play plagiarism 
victory was won by a large theatrical law firm which represented its 
client on a contingency basis. 



The danger in the shyster lawyer's case Is that the client Is generally 
sacrificed for the sake of Immediate cash. He will accept a case, 
regardless of its merits, and seek to settle as quickly aa possible in 
order to lealize his cash percentage as expeditiously as possible. There 
is a two-fold evil from this lawyer.. Having a worthy cause for action, 
instances are not unknown where the client's interest were sacrificed 
through a double-dealing settlement. The client Is talked out of hhi 
claim, led to believe he Is fortunate to get the little he received, and the ' 
lawyer gets Wis both ways. 



A revue author having a just claim against the manager-star for ■ 
royalties on :in oral agreement, settled for a little o%'er $1,000 when the* 
claim justified many, many times that amount. The answer Is that the 
show Is still running and weekly royalties would still be forthcoming. 



There is that obnoxious pest among the legal fraternity who is the 
leech of the show business. He Is akin to the out and out "shake artist," • 
But^ unlike the "shakes," sometimes to be grudgingly admired for their' 
nerve and ingenuity, the leech ferrets out the remotest causes for actiona. 
He mingles in clubs and theatrical restaurants for this Information. He' 
approaches the alleged claimant and agrees to handle the matter on a: 
contingency. His system Is to draw up a summons, a trivial thing la 
Itself, and force a cheap settlement. The little his client receives out oC; 
such an arrangement Is generally more than ever anticipated. For the 
lawyer, it's an excuse to bring suit and force a settlement. The evil Ilea - 
in that the defendant is generally willing to settle for the few dollara 
.r.ather than enlist responsible and costly counsel to defend. It cornea- 
down to a matnter of saving dollars and cents In a situation like this, 
and the gyp has that most In his favor. i 

. ■ ., .... . f. .... .. ■• ■-'^ 

Apropos of this, one defendant ix making It an Issue of principle In a< 
currently pending litigation. He could settle for $100, and it will cost 
him five times that to best the shyster lawyer, but the defense and vie-' 
tory will be worth it. Besides, the defending attorney also has some 
other data concerning this particular law.ver which might interest the 
Bar Association. To distinguish the litigation by stating it concerns 
actors or. managers or agents or music publishers or song wrltera 
would be telling too much. 



of a well-known actress), to tlie dance, but during the course of the 
evening asked another woman for a dance. His partner for the eve- ^ 
ning biffed him in the face and fioored him. Then she ran for the^ 
stairs and he went in pursuit. But she got him on the stairs and sent' 
him sprawling down. 

Finally, however, the tenor braced himself and reached the top of the ' 
stairs, where she was waiting with another crack. But once at the lop^' 
he drew her into another room. •' ' ' '■ '^"l 

— -:•% 

A newspaper shake-up In Chicago has to.ssed a bombshell Into the col- 
ored sections of the country, who buy and read the Chicago "Defender," ■ 
considered the leader of all Negro newspapers, Robert S. Abbott, who 
controls the "Defender," has let out his main staff, consisting of Phllj 
A. Jones, general manager; Roscoe Simmons, styled the colored Arthur 
Brisbane of Chicago; Alfred Anderson, editorial writer, and J. Delos Bell, 
auditor. 

Jones has been with Abbott since a newftlMy, and his r'se to managerial 
prominence has been meteoric. 



Enmity and professional jealousy, which ha.« always existed between 
the Brooklyn "Standard Union" and the Brooklyn "Times," took tangible 
shape, when the "Times" moved to its new five-story building at S32-S40 
Atlantic avenue. ' 

The "Times" reached the highest net paid ckculation la the borough 
at the time of mdvlng, and Inserted two-column ads in .all th9 Manhat- 
tan and Brooklyn newspapers. The "Standard Union," d^wever, whicn 
carries a flash on the editorial page to the effect that It has the largest 
circulation in Brooklyn, refused to accept the ad. It based its refusal 
on a technicality; to wit, that the figure. 82,74$ published In the "Times." 
had not yet been checked by the Audit Bureau of C'ir.'u!a».'on, which 
bureau makes an annual audit of the newspapers In its membership. The 
"Times,"" a member of the A. B. C, claims the figure to be accurate. 

The circulation of the "Standard Union" has l>een reported on the wane 
for some time. It is now publishing the dally average circulation for the 
year ending March 31, J924. Hence nothing appeared on the day of 
the "Times" "' moving, which was also Its anniversary, In the "Union." 
save a three-line story announcing the bare fa:t thai the "TimeR" had 
moved to its new building. 

In contrast to this, the 'Eagle publl.shed a coigratulalory editorial 
and sent a bouquet of roses The "Citizen" also published a congratula- 
tory editorial. 

The Brooklyn "Times" has forsftj its way from an insignificant com- 
munity paper in WIlliamsburBli to its present status as a Brooklyn pa- 
per, with the largest circulation. Tlie circulation of tho "Times" has, 
during the list month, jua-.ped on an average of a thousaad a week. 



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The Xew York "nullelin " now claims to have interested new money 
and also has now inan,T;;enieiit, Bettina Whyte, who took It over after 
I'redericU W. lOnwright Mew, liavinq; resigned. The paper is carrying 
theatrical advertising daily an<l is also running a dramatic page, but It 
IS not billing the theatres with the .ndvertislng under agreement. It is 
working on a scheme to put the rite back Into force, and wlU attempt 
to re-cstabll'h that end of the business within a month. Fred Mclsa.ic. 
who Was its dramatic editor, has -ilso left. i 

The 'Bulletin" actually only ml.ssed one iliy'^ |.ublicatlon, but on that, 
d-iy a record copy was set up and fihd with the postal authorities to ^i>- , 
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VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



'^i.inuaw 2»j«iii« 



Wednesday, Mty 4, 1925 



OPPORTUNin FOR SHOW BUSINESS 

TO HONOR CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN 



In the Hall of Fame of the New York University the theatre 
has a single representative, by tablet, Charlotte Cushman, the tra- 
gedienne. In the Hall are 68 names. As another j>roposed repre- 
sentative of. the theatre. Edwin Booth has received fltrong support 
at recent elections, < 

Unveiling ceremonies will be held in the Hall May Jl M a buat 
of Miss Cushman above her tablets For th« Ci^urlot^e CiishJik»«i» 
bust a fund of $3,000 is required. Ai>OUt I2.400 Is on band. 

A committee of actresses desires to aee the remainder come frpm - 
the people of the profession, in small amounts, to encompass the 
greater number as a tribute to the actress.' 

No limit Is placed as to the amount. Subacrlptions may be sent 
by any member of the profession, by check or money order to 
Eleanor Gates, 760 Fifth avenue. New York City, payable to the 
Purser of New York University. • 

Of the committee in charge are Elsie Pergruson, Julia Arthur, 
Blanche Bates, Katherlne Cornell, Jane Cowl. Mrs. Flske and Miss 
Gates. 

The Charlotte Cushman Hoipa for Chorus Girls In Philadelphia 
is a perpetOal monument to her niMoe and fame, one of the worthi- 
est institutions of the sbpw business atid one the show iMJalneas 
baa failed to enlarge, «ndi>w or follow. < : ^ *- T v 




BAD BUSINESS 
ANDREUm 



9t. John, N. B., May 8. 
On the theory that mixed blaqk 
and white performers would exer)^ 
an irresistible appeal to both/ col- 
prfl. two such oompaniea of vaude- 
ville and tab talent were recruited 
for tours of Eastern Canada. It 
was decided, to break -into ^ the 
smaller centers and then crash the 
larger cltiee.. 

After abbut 10 days of touring 
'both of the companies disbanded, 
ratheir unceremoniously. One of the 
organisations^ consisting «t 12 
persons, about evenly divided as to 
sex and color, played at Woodstock, 
N. B., to the Janitor and piano 
player. When the performers re- 
turned to their hotel they found 
the "Not Welcome" s|gn on the 
mat. The boniface seized the bag- 
gage as payment for an unpaid 
iKMrd bill. 

The perforiners started counting 
tb« ties to Predericton, 'S. B^ about 
70 miles, walking . tlie entirs dis- 
tance. When they arrlv^ they were 
•tan«st exhausted and starving, byt. 
were befriended. 

The adventures of these perform- 
ers has apparently sounded ^ the 
death knell of mixed companies (or 
tb* one and two night stands of 
Biastern Canada. Some of the amies 
are seekipg work In Canadian saw- 
mills (or the summer. Several «( 
the feminine members ot the luck- 
less organizations have secured em- 
ployment as waitresses and as dish 
> aaasseuse. 
■' spenings. 

' One of the companies played to 
an average of $10 net for each 
„*: night. The male colored performer 
' became so disguxted he "took relig- 
ion" here, was publicly baptised 
and now says he is off the stage 
(or keeps. 



CHORUS GIRLS 



: Chorus glHs are back on Broad- 
way- In droveis, owing to the return 
to New York ot the road attractions 
that carried choristers. v 

■ Tbey are now Hooking to the 
dftsting agents in the hope of land- 
ihg a Broadway summer shew — they 
all want a BroadwajT -engagement. 
A comic opera or^ light opera proj- 
ect opens in a central state in JUne, 
and the stage director left last week 
to confer with the local interests 
who are putting up the money, Ue 
sent out a call for chorus girls and 
/oiver 300— sdme alleged choristers, 
through club and cabaret work, re- 
83x)nded. 



"^on Trap" Postponed; 
Rambeau with '"Cheerio" 

A. H. Woods has sidetracked his 
proposed production of "The Lion 
Trap," now put over until autumn. 

Marjorle Bambeau, selected for 
the piece, will leave for Chicago 
next week to appear as star of 
"Cheerio," to be launched by For- 
tune- Oallo, and will return In Sep- 
tember to begin her contract under 
the management of the Frohman 
company in "Antonia." 



"HAPPY" HARVEY 

KLARK and JACOBS 

"MAKINS FROM MACON** 

A Package of Blue Melodies by 
Special Delivery Males. 

Opening for a tour of the Delmar 
Time at Richmond, Va., on May 4. 

Dug up by Sheld & Flnkelstein. 

Pl|^ea solidly by Edw. S. Keller. 



Carr and Wife Stage 
Another ^ttle— Police! 

Los Angeles, May I. 

AlazJinder Carp i^nd his wife. 
Helen Cressmart, Staged another of 
their spasroodio battlefl at their 
h«me In Hollywood. It resulted In 
officers Piisslger and Ifclntjre Of 
the Hollywood Station being sum- 
moned by neighbors Sunday to quell 
the disturbance. 

Both had b^en cut partyhig, but 
to different parties. 

When the police arrived the face 
of Mrs. Carr bore several scratches 
which she said her husband had 
inflicted. They were taken to the 
station after which the wife went 
to the home of her sister while 
Carr returned to the bungalow. 

This is about tiie sevfath battle 
that the couple have had that has 
come to public notice one way or 
another since their marriage last 
October. 



ACTORS THEA.' 

FOUNDERS HAVE 

DINNER-FUN 



Bankers Want to Build in 
Replacement of 48th 
St. Theatre I 



BELASCO-BRICE TERMS 

liiatid Belasco's interest in Fannie 
Brlce as a Belasco star which has 
been reported Iri Inner legit circles 
off and on (or some time became 
a reality when the Dean signed Miss 
Brice for a period of three years. 
D. B. will exploit the erstwhile come- 
dienne as "a female Warfleld," in 
comedy-dramas, of bis «wn writing 
with nary a song in the plays. 

Miss Brlce Is to receive 15 per 
cent, of the gross under her Belascd 
contract which starts with the 1926- 
1927 season when she will be guar- 
anteed $2,000 weekly for 80 weeks; 
$2,250 the s<>c6nd year, and $2,500 
weekly for the third year. 

Belasco will personally write her 
plays, and is working on one al- 
ready. Miss Brice's contract with 
Sam Harris for the "Music Box 
Revue" calls for $2,250 in New York 
this season, and $2,500 next season 
on the road. 



The balance are seeking 



"aUEEH KAB" MADE OYER 

Oliver Morosco's production of 
"Queen Mab" «Iosed in Washington 
Saturday (or revision and cast 
changes preparatory to reopenisg 
at the Hudson, New York, next 
week. 

When the piece reopens here 
Ftsnclne Lanrlmore will t>e starred^ 
and several new principals will 
supplant those who appeared with 
It in the Capitol. 



Lots Sonderson Vice Helen Bolton 
Lora Sonderson will replace Helen 

Bolton in "My Girl" at the Vander- 

bllt the week after next. 
Miss Sonderson was ia last year's 

"Music Box Revue." 



M oOUIRE'8 COKEDt 

"The Wafer," a new coooedy with- 
out music by William Anthony Mc- 
Ouire, has been secured for produc- 
tion next season by Alfred Aarons 
and Vinton Kc^eedly. 



'mm SIAKEfi" CLOSINQ 

"^igh Stakes" closes at the Bronx 
Opera House Saturday. 

Lowell Sherman remains under 
At H. Woods' management and will 
be starred In "The Five Minute 
Man." getting under way In August. 



Special Starrinsr Engagement 

ROBERT McLaughlin repertory co. 

ERNEST GlENDINNING 

/in "THE BEST PEOPLE" 

OHIO THEATRE. CLEVELAND 






H ; ;Se<» Week (May 10) 

aiid limited thereafter to brief ffuest-visit in group 
ri i- of productifMis • 



Isham^ones Will Compose 
For Next Ziegf eld Tollies' 

Isham Jones will contribute sev- 
eral important musical numbers to 
the next Zeigfeld "Follies." Gene 
Buck will do the lyrics and Milton 
Weil (in which firm Jones is inter- 
eeted and an officer) will publish 
the music. This in itself is a pre- 
cedent since Harsas, Inc., t. nerally 
has the publishing rights with the 
exceptions ot the interpolated spe- 
cialty numbers. 

Jones Is the first bandman who 
bs^ gone in for popular song com- 
posing to also branch out as. a pro- 
duction songsmlth. Jones' success 
as a pop tune writer has been phe- 
nomenal. 



"FLESH" AT LAST 

"Flesh" will Anally open at the 
Princess tonight (Wednesday), the 
much postponed drama shifting 
from a planned Mohday premier. 

Arthur J. Lamb, the producer, 
made arrangements with Bquity 
whereby a bond guaranteeing a 
week's salary was acceptable. 

It represents an investment of 
$10,000^ 



Carroll's Buy for Vanities 

Eaxl Carroll will probably take 
over the "Sam Shannon's Sinners" 
revue, although the piece was origi- 
nally promoted along co-operative 
lines. Since that time several who 
were going in the show have secured 
engagenoents. Carroll may put it in 
his namesake house for the summer. 

Carroll has also annoimced a new 
"Vanities'" to open this summer. 
"Sinners" may be the new "Vani- 
ties." 



STAUtlHO AS9 HABI)IN0 

Ann Harding Is to be starred next 
season by A. H. Woods In "Fair 
Play." The piece had been Intended 
for Helen MacKellar. When the 
latter passed it up Woods relin- 
quished his interest in the script 
but recalled It for Miss Harding. 



"Triple Cross" at Globe May 18 
"The Triple Crois," a niy.stery 
melodrama produced by Frank 
Merlin, comes into the Globe May 
18. 

!Merlin was recently one of the 
owners of "The Brown Derby" but 
soKI h'.B Interest to Fannie Brice. 



Jury Exonerates Hotel 
Of Carl Lynn's Death 

Toronto, May 6. 

Following a brief deliberation! a 
verdict exionerating the King Ed- 
ward Hotel was returned by the jury 
under Chief Coroner Graham after 
reviewing the evidence regarding 
the death of Carl A. Lynn, of "The 
Dream Girl" company. 
' Chief Graham, in summing up 
coinplimented Noble SIssle and 
Buble Blake, colored comedians, and 
Boy Sproat, the friend of Fay Bain'- 
ter's, who ordered the beer; and 
who also brought the whiskey to 
the party, for the straightforward 
manner in which they gave their 
evidence. 

After the inquest Jt was stated 
that no further action will be taken 
under the Ontario Temperance Act 
since the cases of SIssle and Blake 
had been disposed of In the police 
court. 

The official finding of the jury 
was as follows: 

"We. the jury, find that Carl \ 
Lynn came to his death at the Wel- 
lesley Hospital, Toronto, on Thurs- 
day, April 2S, 1925, from fracture of 
the skull and from a laceration of 
the brain, received through falling 
down the inside fire escape at the 
King Edward Hotel, and from the 
evidence, the Jury is of the opinion 
that death was accidental and ex- 
onerates the King Edward Hotel of- 
ficials." 



Plans for the Actors' Theatre, 
fonaerly Equity Players, which 
came rapidly to the fore this win* 
ter wlth^the exceptionally success^ 
ful revivals of Shaw's "Candida.* 
and Ibsen's "The Wild Duck," are 
Indeflnite, according to announce- ' 
ments made in the ballroom of the 
Astor hotel Sunday night "when a 
dinner and entertainment was ten- 
dered the founders of the" organisa- 
tion. 

The formation of a repertory com- 
pany was suggested but that plan ' 
has not been thoroughly prepared, 
since the Actors' Theatre relin- 
quishes the 48th Street this sum- 
mer and has not secured a house 
for next season. The problem of 
continuing the proposed repertory 
company in the event a hit was 
produced haa not been discussed 
or in such an event whether an-, 
other cast would be selected for 
continuance. 

Dudley Dtgge3 broached the rep- 
ertory idea. He explained It came 
up at a luncheon last week of 
bankers -who are among the Actors' 
Theatre founders. The financial 
people Immediately proposed to 
build a theatre when told the 48th 
Street would not be retained. 

Francis Wilson's Address 
The address of 'Francis Wilson, 
however, made no mention of a rep- 
ertory company. He said «he found- 
ers and guarantors should feel happy 
that A.-hereas the Actors' Theatre 
had been "a byword and a Jest," 
it had risen from nothing to suc- 
(Continued on page 57) 



u 



School Maid" Closes 

"The School Maid." musical ver- 
sion of "The Charm School," flopped 
on its second tryout and closed in 
New Haven last week. Despite its 
Inability to catch on. the Sbuberts 
will make a third try next season, 
with an entirely new cast and a 
name star for the leading feminine 
role. 

The piece was orlgrlnally produced, 
with Lynn Overman and June Walk- 
er featured In the leading roles. It 
was then hauled In for revision, re- 
opening with Florence EUdridge fea- 
tured. 



SHUBERTS TAKE 'OUAUDSMAH' 

The Shuberts have taken the road 
rights to "The Guardsman" from the 
Theatre Oulld and 'Hans Bartsch 
and will send the play on tour next 
season. 

That Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fon- 
tanne will continue in the leading 
roles is doubtful as they are signed 
by the Guild for a season of Shavian 
repertory next season at the Gar- 
rick. 



"WHO CASES" STABTIHQ 

Earl Carroll's new summer revue, 
"Who Cares." goes Into rehearsal 
In about two weeks. It is being 
east now with Ted and Betty Healy 
and Bobbie Folsom, both from 
vaudeville, in the cast. 

The revue is made up of contri- 
butions from several different au- 
thors. Including Paul Gerard and 
Andy Rice. 



PITOU'S BOAD SHOW 

Augustus 1 itou will send out a 
revue to be known as "New York 
Sensations of 1926," starting early 
in the fall. The attraction Is de- 
signed strictly for the sticks. 



Phyllis Cleveland Asks 
$15,000 Fk-om Frazee 

Phyllis Cleveland, principal in 
"Ten Me More" has started suit for 
$15,M0 against Harry H. Frazee for 
breach of contract based on an 
agreement of March 16, 1924, for 
the run of "No, No, Nanette," pro- 
duoed by Frazee. Under the terms 
of this contract Miss Cleveland, who 
executed it via Eleanor Cleveland 
Grover. her mother and then legal 
guardian, was to have received $125 
a week up to August SI, 1924; $200 
up to August 31, 192S, and $260 
weekly up to the expiration of the 
contract in August. 1926. 

Miss Cleveland, suing through 
Saidee Mitchell, her present guard- 
ian, for the purpose of this suit, ' 
onfy seeks damages for the period 
of her enforced idleness. She was 
discharged May $1, 1914, for a rea- 
son said to have arisen from dif- 
ferences In the script. She since 
has been In "Annie Dear" and "Tell 
Me More" and only seeks damages 
for the intermittent periods of idle- 
ness. 



xhleb assisting fatheb 

San Francisco, May 5. 
Gilbert Miller visited a day last 
week with his father, who is enjoy- 
ing a fine run at the local Columbia. 
Miller, Jr., says he will return later 
in the season to assist his father in 
putting on a new play called "The 
Grand Duchess and tho Floor 
Walter," one of the serle? of plays 
to be given their first tryout here. 



"FALL OF EVE" OPENS 

"The Fall of Eve," a comedy by 
John Emerson and Anita Loos, will 
bow in at Stamford, Conn., Friday 
night, and may follow into a Broad- 
way house two weeks later. 

"The cast Includes Reginald Ma- 
so-.i, Ruth Gordon, Cora Wlther- 
spoon, Claude King, DIanthIa Pat- 
tison, Arthur Albertson, Evelyn 
Wright. Mattie Wilkes and Alorjt: 
Fenderson. 



■\ 'AA i 



Carroll Featuring Allen 
Lester Allen has signed with Earl 
Carroll to be featured in "Vanities" 
this season, supplanting Joe Cook, 
wh0 will be starred in a musical 
comedy by that prodricer. 
'1 ■ •• • • ■ •• 



CASTING "BUTTER, EGG" 

Crosby Oaige has .sidetracked 
"Relation" until* next season and 
will shortly beffln castlns "The But- 
ter and Egg Man," a comedy by 
George S. Kaufmann. 

Gregory Kelly, now on tour with 
"Badges," has been signed for the 

title role. 

I • . . . , - • . - 



Wednesday, May 6. 1925 



LEGITIMATE 



■it 



VARIETY 



IN-BETWEEN SHOWS PAYING PREMIUMS 
TO AGENCIES FOR SALE OF TICKETS 



Dozen Shows May Close Saturday with Daylight 
Saving Partly Responsible— '*Rose-Marie" Be- 
low $37,000 for First Time Since $5.50 Scale— 
<Toor Nut'' and ''Gorilla" May Land 



"Mr». Partridge PresentB," pro- 
duced by Guthrie McClintic, cloaea 
at tho Belmont after IS weeks. 
Business was betw^n |7,000 and 
$8,000 up to Eaater, allppInK ihere* 
after with recent taklngrs r^orted 
14,000 or less. 



Bad business and pressure of cut 
rates has steamed up a number of 
managers Into attempting to beat 
bargain- ticket selling. Eight or nine 
attractions have entered into deals 
with the premium agencies, whereby 
the latter are paid from 25 cents to 
|1 on all tickets sold by them. 
^ Paying the preipium oflices a 
bonus for disposing, of tickets for 
less favored attractions has be^n 
done before, but never by so many 
attracUons as now. It is a matter 
of simple arithmetic. Receipts from 

'^ the ticket agencies, even when paid 
a bonus, exceeds that possible from 
cut rates. A $3 ticket would return 
12.50 to the attraction if a bonus of 
50 cents were p>ald the agencies, 
whereas the same ticket given to 

' cut rates brings only $1.50 (half 
price). 

V Balcony business for some of the 
newer productions eaf^not be devel- 
oped. The cut rates are blamed prlp- 
clpally, and' that supplies another 
reason for paying a bonus to the 
premium oflBces. 

There was ' no exception to the 
further drop in Broadway's business 
last week. The fact that probably a 
dozen attractions will close Saturday 
speaks for itself. The start of day- 
light saving time schedule in New 
York is conceded to have Counted 
against theatricals, but the season 
Is over for a majority of the currenl 
offerings. 

Two attractions which opened last 
week appear to have a chance to 

» land. "The Poor Nut" at the Henry 
Miller got ofT to a stroiig start, the 
llrst week getting about $11,400. 
"The Gorilla" at the Selwyn vf&tt 
also highly favored by the press, 
and In seven performances (Tues- 
day opening) went to $9,500. Both 
figures are considered satisfactory 
at this time of the season. "Aloma 
of the South Seas," which opened 
the week previous, again grossed 
over $10,500, also having a fair 
chance to extend into the summer. 
Of the newer musicals "Mercenary 
Mary" looks set jnto warm weather, 
claiming $12,500 last week. "Tell 
Me More" is a downstairs draw and 
got about $11,000. 

Thj "Follies," though slightly oft 
cot around $37,000 and is making 

• plenty of money; "Rose Marie" 
missed selling the boxes and 
dropped $1,000, getting $36,800 
(first time it has dropped under 
$37,000 since going to a $5.50 scale) ; 
"The Student Prince" held to $81,- 
000: "Louie 14th" dropped under 
$30,000 for the first time; "Lady Be 
Good" skidded about $1,500 but 
made money at $28,500; "The Mi- 
kado" stood up well enough at 
$19,000 but "Princess Ida" dropped' 
under $11,000; "Sky High" got 
$18,000. 

"Is Zat So?" was light at the mid- 
week matinee but was not far from 
$21,000 which is amazing for a 
stral^t comedy; "The Dove" was 
not more affected and beat $17,000; 
"Caesar and Cleopatra" Is riding in 

' third place and was quoted around 
$16,000 again; "Ladies of the Eve- 
ning" was rated around $12,000 with 
"The Harem" $1,000 less; "Abie's 
Irish Rose" tops the balance of the 
field with $12,00Q w4iich is compar- 
atively better than any of the non- 
musicals; "The Fall Guy" got a bit 
under $10,000; the fall hits "What 
Price Glory" and "The Firebrand" 
- are clown to $8,500 and $8,000 re- 
spectively and may both be placed 
in cut rates coon; "The Four 
Flusher" about $6,500, but profitable 
and better this week. 

The outgoing list: "Dancing 
Mothers," Maxine Elliott's: "My 
Son." Bayes: "Music Box Revue," 
Music Box; "Topsy and Eva." Sam 
H. Harris; "Tapr," Broadhurst; 
"Mrs. Partridge Presents," Belmont; 
"Rulnt." Provlncetown Playhouse, 
stopped last Saturday; "China 
Rose," Knickerbocker, posted its 
notice Monday, so did "O Niphtin- 
Kale," Astor. The latter, however, 
announced removal to anothei" 
house, possibly the Ambassador. 
"The Backslapper" is seeking an- 
(Contlnued on page 92) 



7 OR 11 OUT 



Seven or 11 shows are leaving 
Broadway's list by the end of the 
week. Eight looked definitely 
through up to Tuesday. Two others 
claimed to be moving to other 
houses. Provisional notices posted 
Saturday and Monday may shoot the 
withdrawal list above the dozen 
mark. 

"Dancing Mothers" produced by 
Edgar Selwyn closes at Maxine El- 
liott's after a season's run of 39 
weeks. It was the first arrival of 
the 1924-25 season and the first dra- 
matic hit. Opening at the Booth, it 
started with an $11,000 weekly pace, 
which was bettered and the averagpe 
takings during the winter at the 
Elliott were over $14,000. Recent 
trade d6wn to $6,000. 



DANCING MOTHERS 
Novel ending attracted atten- 
tion and consensus of opinion 
was favorable.' "Herald-Tri- 
bune" declared "should prove a 
lasting success," while "Amer- 
ican" (Dale) narrated "unorig- 
inal and not well cast." Opened 
Aug. 11. 

Variety (Lait) said, "every 
promise of a triumph." 



"Taps," produced *y the Shuberts 
at the Broadhurst, shuts after three 
weeks. The play was adapted from 
the German and, though starring 
Llortel Barrymore, attracted little 
aKentlon. "The first week was re- 
ported around $9,000, but business 
slipped to $7,000 or less. 



TAPS 

Intermediately received by 
the press with no outstanding 
comment in favor of Lionel 
Barrymore. Opened, April 14. 



"My Son" closes in its 34th week 
at the Bayes Saturday. It opened at 
the Princesa, then moved to the roof 
house, where it was able to run 
through the season by means of a 
small rental and low operating cost. 
Takings varied from $4,000 to $6,000, 
and a profit was made. 



MY SON 

Liked' and disliked. "Times" 
(Young) thougnt, "pleasantest 
play of season," while "Post" 
opposed with "deadly dull." 
Opened Sept. 17. 

Variety (Abel) Mid, "Mnlike- 
ly to survTve." 



"Music Box Revue," produced by 
Sam Harris, ends Its season in the 
^4th week. The production Is the 
first since the start of the series to 
show real profit during the New 
York engagement. Takings during 
the winter averaged over $29,000 
weekly, or capacity. Last week the 
gross was about $20,000, and an- 
nouncement of the final week 
■brought a rush of patronage. 



MUSIC BOX 

Acclaimed by all daily papers. 
"Sun-Globe" (Woollcott) be- 
lieved it, "best revue in 10 
years." Opened Dec. 1. 

Variety (Skig) said, "enough 
class to send it through to 
warm weather." 



"Topsy and Eva" produced by 
Tom Wllke.i withdraws from the 
Harris for the roail after 20 weeks. 
The coast hit made money here 
though it did not measure up to its 
sensational Chicago run ot 4( weeks. 
Business the first three months was 
over $17,000 weekly and In the last 
two months it eased off to $14,000. 



TOPSY AND EVA 
Opinions differed. "Times" 
thought "discouraging musical 
play," and "World" printed, 
"Chicago was right." Opened 
Dec. 23. 

Variety (Con) said, "if this 
one clicks a tea house on the 
Bowery should clean up." 



MRS. PARTRIDGE PRESENTS 

Cordially greeted vwith "Her- 
ald-Tribune" (Hamr>.o'<d) quot- 
ing, "a bright corned/." Opened 
•Ian. 5. 

Variety (Ibee) said, "indica- 
tions are for light appeal and 
similar business." 



"China Rose," produced by John 
Cort, posted provisional notice to 
close at the Knickerbocker In its 
15th week. This musical opened at 
the Beck, was off a week, resumed 
at Wallack's and finally moved to 
the Knickerbocker. Business in the 
latter house averaged $9,000 weekly 
but could have made money at 
$10,000. 



CHINA ROSE 

About an even split among 
reviewers. B'klyn "Eagle" (Pol- 
lock) was drastic with, "is 
dumb." Opened Jan. 19. 

Variety (Abel) said, "Beck 
had a flop in 'Pompadour* and 
is still batting 1.000." 



"O Nightingale," produced by Its 
authoress, Sophie Treadwell, is re- 
ported closing Saturday at the 
Astor, in Its fourth week. This at- 
traction is one of several listed to 
move to aftother berth but business 
hardly warrants another shift. It 
opened at the 49th Street getting 
about $3,000; at the Astor trade 
was under $5,000. 



O NIGHTINGALE 
"Caught" by the second 
string reviewers who liked it. 
Opened, ^pril 15. 

Variety <Abel) said, "May eke 
out a mild •xiatence." 



"Rulnt," produced In the Vlllnge 
by Provlncetown Playhouse, closed 
Saturday for several weeka of mod- 
erate business which did not war- 
rant the show's removal uptown. 



RUINT 
Failed to impreaa critics. 
"News" (Mantle) stated, "lim- 
ited appeal," and "8un-Globa" 
(Woollcott) blamed th* oast. 
Opened April 7. 

Variety (Edba) said, "cannot 
last." 



Helen MacKellar Leadinsr 
in New Finn's New Play 

The'rlghU of "The Mud Turtle," 
which Kllbourne Gordon waa to 
have produced, have reverted to a 
new producing firm. A. T. and R. 
R. Riskln, who have placed the 
piece m rehearsal, with Helen Mac- 
Kellar as its star. 

Gordon had wanted It for Flor- 
ence Nash, but after acquiring it 
was unable to secure Miss Nash, 
the actress having negotiated an- 
other engagement meantime. 

The piece will get under way th: 
latter p^rt of the month. 



Colored Show in Autos 

James R. Roblnso.i's 1926 colored 
show, "How-You-All," has been In- 
corporated by A. J. Bart, and will 
begin a tour of New England this 
month. 

The entire cast, including 23 peo- 
ple, will travel In automobiles with 
the scenery and props following In 
a truck. / 

Sam H. Kuhn la the manager. 



Same "Father" in Chi. 

- Chicago, May 6. 

"Bringing Up Father." which 
opened at the Olympic last week for 
an indelinite engagement, will close 
Saturday. 

The show on its initial week 
grossed $C,300. 



Dillingham's Quick Foreign Trip 
Charles Dillingham sailed Satur- 
day for the other side and will re- 
turn on the same boat. 

His time away will be three 
weeka. 




NARY NEWCOMB 

SAYS EDESON 

MUST PAY 



Answers in Gown Suit 

Husband Is Responsible 

for BUI 



MR. JEAN BARRIOS 

state. New York, this week (May 
4), on the second consecutive head- 
line tour of the Loew Circuit. With 
many thanks for the thoughtfulnees 
and consideration of Mr. J. H. Lubln 
and Mr. Moe Schenck. 

Offering an entirely new song 
repertoire and displaying all new 
gorgeous gown creations this fare- 
well week. Leaving for San Fran- 
cisco next week for a four months' 
vacation. 



Gaige Takes Pollock's 
Play — Milton Directing 

Crosby Galge has acquired Chan- 
ning Pollock's new play, "The 
Enemy," completed but recently. 
It will go into rehearsal Monday 
and Robert Milton has been loaned 
by his firm, Robert Milton, Inc., to 
direct the piece. 

The Mlltpn direction was re- 
quested by Pollock, who gave the 
director the second reading on the 
piece. As Galge waa slpw on the 
piece. Pollock is said to have felt 
that he didn't want it and In that 
case promised It to Milton, who 
liked it very much. Gaige advised 
Channlng he wanted it. Thereupon 
Mr. Milton was brought In to direct. 



Whether a man is responsible for 
his wife's debts before a divorce 
action Is granted will be determined 
by Justice Lauer In the Third Dis- 
trict Municipal Court who reserved 
decision. This question was brought 
about when Bendel's sued Mary 
Newcomb, of "The Night Hawk," for 
$820, for gowns, stockings and>othc{ 
Wearing appareL t 

Miss Newcomb, the wife of Robert 
Edison, alleges th«t It Is the duty 
of ber husband to meet payment of 
the bin and for that reason charged 
the account In his name. 

Since the purchase Miss Newcomb 
has filed suit for divorce. After 
the Institution of the suit. Edeson, 
to whom the bill had been sent, 
declined to pay. 

Miss Newcomb possessed a di- 
vorce degree granted In California, 
SQ to that extent they were di- 
vorced. The decree bad not become 
final yet, and to that extent they 
may still be wed. Miss Newcomb, 
through iter attorney, maintains 
that Edeson Is still Iter husband and 
as such is responsible for her debts. 



Beck's "Witch Doctor" 

Martin Beck took over Frank V. 
Storrs' Interest In "The Witch Doc- 
tor," which opened under th« name 
of "Cape Smoke." Storrs, the pro- 
gram publisher, htul ordered the 
show closed Saturday but with the 
change of management the piece is 
continuing. 

The attraction Is reported not 
having made a dollar though it has 
been running three months at the 
Beck. With no other attraction In 
sight. Beck Is understood taking a 
chance, with any money over op- 
erating expense reducing the rent 
on the books. 

Takings last week were slightly 
over $5,100. Under the show's 
booking arrangement It had to gross 
$8,600 to break even. 



BOOTHE-OLEASOH-T&UEX 

Earl Bodthe, James Gleason and 
Ernest Truex have formed a pro- 
ducing company and have opened 
offices in the Zlcrler building on 
Fifth avenue. Boothe Is the pro- 
ducer of "Is Zat So." while Gle^on 
Is co-author and actor In the show 
and Truex Is playing In "The Fall 
Guy," one of Gleason's collaborative 
works. Truex Is not concerned In 
the stock of either play but has 
lung been a pal of Gleason's. 

The new firm has selected a west- 
ern comedy drama for Its first try- 
out. It Is tentatively called "The 
Sheepman." 



EQUITY AND IIOAD" 



Last week's meeting of Bquitir 
Council was principally devoted to 
clarifying the status of the subway 
circuit as regards players' contracts. 
That was necessary to define what 
Is anti what Is not "the road" as 
regards salaries. It 'was decided 
that where subway bookings Im* 
-mediately precede or follow the 
Broadway engagement, those en- 
gagements are to be regarded as 
being in New Tork. but where com- 
panies leave the olty and later play 
the outlying houses, the time lii 
rated as "road engagements." 

The explanation Is that when 
players are required to give up liv- 
ing quarters In New Tork, extra ex- 
pense Is necessary and therefore if 
contracts c411 for more money out 
of town, such Increases are due 
players. However, If the subway 
dates Immediately precede or follow 
the Broadway date, extra living ex- 
pense Is not Incurred and the regu- 
lar New Tork salary attains. 

The matter also concerns the "New 
Tork engagements" so far as con- 
tracts are concerned. Some players 
sign for New Tork only and If the 
attraction opens on the subway or 
plays that time immediately after 
Broadway, the manager may hold 
the player for the Bronx, Brooklyn 
and Newark. 



O'NEIL'S JTEWEST 

Eugene O'Nell's newest play, "The 
Great Brown God," will be the first 
production next eeason of the Prov- 
lncetown Players In the Greenwich 
Village Theatre. 

Rostand's "Last Night of Juan" 
will also be produced there. 



Tom Burke's Salary $1,290 
Tom Burke, tenor of "The Mik- 
ado," denies that his salary Is $600 
weekly, as reported. 

The figure should have been $1,- 
:50. 



Equity Board Decides 

On Replacement 

Because of Frank Egan's failure 
to make public announcement of the 
fact that an understudy waa re- 
pUclng Clarke Sllvernail durfng the 
latter's absencs, caused by Illness, 
from the "Whits Collars" cast, an 
Equity board of arbitration has de- 
cided that Sllvernail Is entitled to 
damages to the extent of three- 
eighths of his weekly salary. 

Accordingly, J. Q. Karpf, as um- 
pire between Howard Toung and 
John Cort, representing acjor and 
producer alike, awarded srivernall 
$93.75 for the three performances 
based on his $250 weekly salary. 

Sllvernail claimed the failure to 
make the announcement hurt hia 
professional standing. 



SKSETS OALLAOHEB'S FABCE 

Richard (Skeets) Gallagher has 
authored a new farce, "The Big 
Stiff," to be produced la Chicago 
next season by Lester Bryant 

Gallagher Is currently appearing ^ 
In the Chicago company of "Roso- 
Marle." 



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A TRAP FOR P. A,'S? 



A couplo of publishers In 
Baltimore seemingly are dig- 
ging another one of those 
trenches for press agents to 
flop into. The publishers are 
"Williams and Wilkins, who 
turn out "scientific books and 
journals." While their inten- 
tion may be well directed, the 
manner In which they put it to 
the press agents would make 
It seem that they were looking 
(or a confession of "fakes." 
Their letter In part says: 
"What Is your best stunt — 
your most effective piece of 
'created' pubUcity?' 

"We have in preparation for 
publication a Tolume on news- 
paper pubUcity and are anxious 
to include in it (with due 
credit to you) typical instances 
in which legitimate 'news' 
publicity baa been procured 
when no news has liappened — 
Instances exemplifying how the 
keen publicity man can make 
something happen that news- 
papers will feature as "news." 
A part of it is that they 
state the book is being pre- 
P6u^ for them by a member of 
the Theatrical Press Repre- 
sentatives of America, nam- 
ing him. 

It might be well for the press 
man and his organisation to 
know the manner in which the 
papers and their protective as- 
sociation hopped on the pic- 
ture press agents a couple of 
years ago when the latter 
started to boast in print of the 
amount of space they secured 
without paying for it and how 
they did it. 



Rachel Crothers* Musical 
Version of "39 East" 

Rachel Crothers Is at work upon 
a musical adapUtlon of "M East," 
which she will produce next season 
In association with Mary Klrkpat- 
rick. 

The musical version will be called 
"Concerning Spring," with Miss 
Crothers supplying tbs book and 
lyrics which will be set to v music 
by a composer yet to b« decided 
upon. 

It Is the authoress' first venture 
as a musical comedy librettist. 



Yiddish Touring Co«. 

There seems to be more Jewish 
legitimate companies touring the 
road at this time than la other 
seasons. 

Boris Thomashefsky and players, 
offering "Just You And I," a Tid- 
dlsh piece, announce en root* the 
one- nigh ters and week stands 
that the tour is in behalf of "the 
establishment of a theatre in the 
Holy Land." 

Another Jewish Co., beaded by 
Betty Kenig. playing "Tankele 
Masik," Jewish comedy, direction 
A. R. Mason, New York, is now 
south on tour. 

With Miss Kenig. who Is a male 
impersonator, ai^Mar L Vernick, H. 
Cooper, M. Chlifner, A. Hi Mason, 
Flora Klug, Mme. H. Wald. Mrs. 
Jennie Masch and W. Wald. 

Julius Nathanson's "Papa's Boy," 
an American musical cmnedy in 
Ttddish, is playing Jitnt' Sngland 
territory, scheduled to appear May 
4-6, Opera House, Providence, 
r: L 



Roth Renkk's Fake Hubby 

Oakland, Cal., May S 

Ruth Ranlck, leading woman at 
the Fulton, due to re-open with 
Louis Bennison In his special sea- 
son starting May 10, has come in 
for a lot of front page publicity in 
the local papers due to the arresX 
of "Major" Wellington Belford, her 
fake husband, in Vancouver. 

Belford was arrested for imper- 
sonating aa aAiy officer here while 
posin# as tho husband of l^ias Ren- 
ick and occupying the bridal suite 
m the fashionable Hotel Oakland. 
He denied then and subsequently 
he had ever married her but she 
protested that a ceremony had been 
perforated, whether fake or not. 

He was taken Into custody for 
Impersonating an army officer, 
jumped tSOO bail, going to Cabad& 
in time to evade the arrival of war- 
rants from New Rochelle. N. Y., and 
Detroit, charging him with defraud- 
ing widows of money. He was re- 
arrested last week. 

Miss Reniok is expectM here soon 
to open either In "The Oreen Ood- 
dess" with Bennison or his sec- 
ond play. 



Buckingham, Frank Fatton. Ethel 
Lorraine and others. 

The Proctor stock at Proctor's, 
Blizabeth, N. J, closed for. the sea- 
son Saturday with most of the 
players being retained for the Troy 
company. 



Malcolm Fassett Co. launched 
Its fourth annual summer stock sea- 
son at Macauley's. Louisville, with 
Miss Morton and PhlUipe Tead as 
principal players. 



Emmett Vogan and Bdythe Law- 
rence have joined the Qlfford Stock 
at the Hippodrome, Peoria, 111., re- 
placing Charles Richards and Isa- 
bel McMinn, who left to Join the 
Sweet Repertoire Co. In Iowa. 



Eva Lapin, professionally Eva 
Miller stock actress, is in Chicago 
after a season In the east. 



The Henry Carleton Players, who 
have been at the Silver, Waterville, 
Me., for nearly a yecur have closed. 
The company went to Gardiner. 



AHEAD AND BACK 



Richard Lambert, who handled 
both ends of "No, NOf Nanette" in 
Chicago is now with the Philadel- 
phia company. Charles Emerson 
Cook has been assigned the Chicago 
company in Boston.' 



Jumping Shiibert Musical 
FYom Coast to Detroit 

Los Angeles, May 6. 
Upon the Shuberts' "Artists and 
Models" concluding its two weeks 
' here, it wiU jump into Detroit, 
opening May 17. 
Nothing but one-nlghters re- 
j, mained for the show on the cotuit 
territory and the Shuberts are said 
aot to think much of them out this 
way. 

Contrarlly the "Qreenwich Village 
Follies" at the Blltmore last week 
starts on the one-nlghters around 
here this week. 

"Artists and Models" last week 
was In San Francisco. 



ZIEOFELD SUMMER "FOLLIES" 

Flo Ziegfeld slipped intb^town 
last week after spending the winter 
in Florida, but did not show up at 
his office until Monday. 

Zleggy started immediately on 
a summer edition of the "Follies," 
due about Jtme 1. There will be 
changes in the numbers, but the 
comedy features which have given 
the show a rating as the best come- 
dy, "Follies," since inception, will 
be retained. 



CLEVILAHD'S TWO STOCKS 

Cleveland, May i. 

Two summer stocks will operate 
in Cleveland and both run by Ro- 
bert McLaughlin, the only man who 
seems able to makajsummer stock 
pay here. 

McLaughlin's regular hot weather 
season at the Ohio opens May, S 
with "Just Married." He will also 
operate the Hanna with a similar 
policy, starting May SO. 



The Ross Players, with Myrtle 
Ross as leading lady, have opened 
for a summer engagement at the 
Family theatre, Lafayette, Ind. 



UTTLE THEATRES 



The S60th anniversary of the birth 
of William Shakespeare brougiit a 
large contingent from the member- 
ship of the Shakespeare Society of 
Philadelphia to Washington. They 
were the guests of the Secretary 
of the Navy Wilbur, on the yacht. 
Sylph, for a trip to Mount Vernon. 

The Society, headed by its dean, 
Horace Howard Farness, Jr., editor 
of the Varlorium edition of Shakes- 
peare, included- Owen Wister, the 
novelist; John Luther Long and E. 
Etdward NeWton, ailthors, and John 
Marshall Gest, Philadelphia judge. 

In the evening the society was 
entertained by Solicitor General 
James M. Beck at hie home. 



Working while their schoolmates 
enjoyed a spring vacation, the cast 
of "Trelawney of the Wells," four 
act comedy by Arthur Plnero, 
presented by the State College 
Players of Bern Diego, Cal., 
rehearsed their parts under direc- 
Uon of Sybil ^lisa Jones. The 
piece was given at the Yorlck 
theatre Balboa Park, M%y 1. as a 
climax 'of the Dedication Day pro- 
gram of the college. 



The Circle Players, who closed 
several weeks ago at the Circle, Dal- 
las, Tex., reopened for a summer 
season at the Travis, Sherman. 
Tex. The company remains intac(. 



Dramatic stock at the Court 
Square, Springfield, Mass., with 
Helen Flint and Frank Lyon in 
leads. "The Best People," opener. 



"OOLDEH FLT" IS DRAMA 

"The Golden Fly." a drama bjt 
M. Kallaser, will go into rehearsn' 
next week under the direction of 
Harry Southern. The cast, not 
complete. Includes Wallace Ray, 
Jim Baber, Mildred Southwick and 
Frank Kerr. 



"MANNA'S" STAT SimPRISES 
Clendale, Calif., May 6. 

Dobbinson Players (Playhouse) 
accomplished a marvelous feat here 
by cpncluding a three week 
engagement in Olga. Prlntzlau's play 
"Manna." 

In the i>ast it has been an 
achievement for the company to 
do three good days' business with 
any play, and when 4hls played 
three weeks to big business, the 
stock wizards of the West Coast 
were astounded at the results. 



"Just Married" will be the F. 
James Carroll stock opener Monday 
at the Bijou, Bangor, Me. 



The. Homewood Playshop of Johns 
Hopkins University, Baltimore, for 
the last bill of their regular sub- 
scription season are presenting 
David Oarrlck'a l«th century com- 
edy; "The Lying Valet," and "The 
Mirror," a one act play by Evelyn 
Hamilton Wood, local dramatist. 
G. H. Pouder directed and William 
H. Russell designed the settings. 



The Bronx Art Theatre, 2135 Bos- 
ton road, l^ew York,. opened April 
16. Lulgi Pirandello's "Sicilian 
Limes" and dances by Beatrtce 
Stavrova's Co. 



STOCKS 



MART PEARCE MARRTRD 
Mt. Vernon, N. Y., May S. 

The marriage of Mary Adeline 
Pearce, a member of the "SteM»ing 
Stones" company now playing In 
Chicago, on Dec IS, became known 
here through an announcement 
made by Mrs. A. L. Pearse, mother 
of the yountr woman. 

Miss Pearce became the bride of 
William B. Rossettl, of Brooklyn, 
at a ceremony performed in Boston. 
Mrs. Pearce sent word of the mar- 
Hage from Chicago where she was 
visiting her daughter. 



*'IMMIORABTS" FROM BOSTON 

Next Monday "The Immigrants," 
produced and written by A. L. 
Oulelslan, a wealthy Bostonian, 
comes Into the National, New York. 
The piece was recently put on at 
the Wilbur, Boston. 

Onleislan owns a department 
store and the St. James theatre in 
Boston. 



SUES CHORUS GIRL WIFE 

Baltimore, May 6. 

Bdward A. Leonard, real estate 
dealer, has filed suit In Common 
Pleas Court for divorce against 
Betty Queen, now with a road 
Miow. 

According to the husband he paid 
eourt to Betty for threo years, dur- 
ing part of which time she was 
Wttk Ziegfeld's "FolllM." They 
ware qoarrled at EUtten, Md., Sept. 
t» UU, but that In iwo weeks the 
tcMe tired of home lire, returned 
to tbm stace and has since refused 
to ratiJii to him. 

BILLY B. VATTS 

TREE SOAP 



f!NE 



tt' *s 



for Actor* 



STATLER'S BOSTON LINK 
Boston, May 6. 

The Hotel Statler Co., Inc., has 
purchased the Selwyn theatre 
property. Park Square, and plans 
are now on for the erection on the 
site for a mammoth Statler hotel. 

The deal was closed last Friday 
af-ter negotiations had been car- 
ried on for the property for two 
years. 



ANN PENNINGTON RETURNING 

XjOS Angeles, May E. 
Ann Pennington, after three 
weeks of picture house work in 
oonjunctlofi with "Zander the 
Great," leaves th3 Criterion Friday 
night to return to New York and 
rejoin the "Follies." The picture 
will continue with the presentation 
changed around. 



WITH "ALOMA" 

Oallna Kopemack has been en- 
gaged for "Aloma of The South 
Seas" at the Lyric to replace VIv- 
ienne Osborne who withdraws Sat- 
urday to enter "The Harem," tak- 
ing over Lenore Ulric's role. 



Recasting "Great Scott* 
Tom Wilkes' latest production 
"Great Scott" has been taken off 
for recasting. T^e comedy may be 
tried as a summer show here or 
Chicago. 



Shows in Rdiearsal 

(AND WHERE) 

"The Straight Shooter* (John 
Golden), Little. 

"Queen Msb" (Oliver Mo- 
rosco), Hudson. 

"The Bride Retires" (j^enry 
Baron), Bijou. \ 

"The Brown Derby" (Charles 
K. Gordon), Bryant Hall. ^ 

"Oh, Mammal" (William A. 
Brady), Playhouse. 

"The Mud Turtle" (Rlskin 
Productions), Bryant Hall. 

"Cheerio" (Gallo & Kint- 
ting). Hotel Plympton. 



Jack Marvin, old time stock actor, 
well known In the middle west, has 
been placed with the Willie Collier 
"Going Crooked" company, current 
at the Cort, Chicago. Mllo Bennett 
made the placement. Mr. Marvin 
was a member of the original Oak 
Park Stock Co. some years ago. 



Prior bookings for road attrac- 
tions which eould not be cancelled, 
resulted in the closing of Al Mack- 
aye's Regal Players in ;Bast Buf- 
falo several weeks ago. Nov^ Mac- 
kaye, announces he is opening for 
a supplementary season at the same 
theatre. 



Al Luttrlnger's stock got under 
way at the Westchester, Mt. Vernon, 
N. y., AprU 27, with "the Cat and 
the Canary" as the opening bill. 
The company includes Vincent Cole- 
nuui, Ann Kingsley, Richard Barle, 
Robert Clark, Hilda Graham. Owen 
Delaney and Clay Cody. Luttrlnger 
will manage the company and direct 
the bills. 




Mu^ay-Harolde stock, headed by 
Floy Murray and Ralph Harolde, 
at the Tartman, Columbus. KA- 
ward Clarke Lllley is stage director. 

The company includes Francis 
Fraunie, Anna Powers, Grace Hayne, 
Deen Cole and Gllberta Faust. 



The Marguerite Bryant Players 
opened April IS in Columbia, S. C, 
with Miss Bryant and Raymond 
Appleby as leads. In the troupe 
are John Rowe, Nelle Walker, 
George V. Brooks, JBdna Bern, 
Karl Bergholt and Edward B. Clark. 



Robert Keith has been engaged 
as the leading man of the E. F. 
Albee stock in Providence, R. I. 
Other players engaged are Day Man- 
son, Ellen Maher, Ainsworth Ar- 
nold, Ralph Morehouse, Betty Law- 
rence, Charles Schofield and Helen 
Ray. 



JACK CONWAY 



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Gordon Players open this week at 
the Grand, Konts, Indiana. The 
company Includes Hubert and Alice 

Duffy, Harry & Irene St. Clair, Bert I hat Our Con't nutnhcrj. 
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The K. K. K. Critio of Variety • ' 

Jack Conway received his training as a critic through criticizing the 
Yonkers street car system. Noticing one day an empty Mitchell car 
by the roadside, Mr. Conway became an automobile owper and went to 
work on Variety. 

Proving a flop as an advertising solicitor, he organized a Variety base- 
ball team, elected himself manager, sat on the bench and igaln started 
to criticize. When the baseball season ended Mr. Conway was assigned 
to vaudeville criticism, he having been an actor for one consecutive per- 
formance at Amsterdam, N. Y. That was before he wished the car. 

Being Irish and understanding fights, Mr. Conway later took up pugil- 
ism from outside the ropes and called himself Con Conway. Everyone 
he criticized on or off the stage agreed that his pen name of '^on" was 
perfect.* On top of the fights Mr. Conway watched baseball games and 
accused "The Mirror" of using bis name behind a mask. Our Con said 
"The Mirror's" Jack Conway was a phoney. This Idea so obsessed our 
Con that he couldn't bear the fight of a newspaper ^ and traded bis 
Mitchell for a Moon as a reason why he should keep on travelling. 

The picture of, >Ir. Conwajr al)9Ve Is his own face, 40t a mask, but 
suggests "The Mirror's" scheme t»f a mask for all Conways is not a' 
bad idea. ' 

Our Con is about 31, single so far, but from signs is hooked, and is tho 
Idol of his mother if not of his girl (The Arab). 

It Is said that Our Jack Conway knows more phone numbers In Times 
Square than any .living person under the age of 63. 

(This Con Conway being "onlj/ a Variety crUi&' doesn't count in Variety'i 
I leriea of dram&tio cHtfct of tMa o^ntry, as 9Vwyon«, in€iMing The Arah 



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OPERA FUND 



Six Weekt in Atlanta — 
Starts June 15 



Six weeks of llffht opera opens 
June 15 in the Auditorium, Atianta, 
with 1100,000 pleilgeid to carry it 
through. Heading a board of di- 
rectors, comprising 30 men, Is 
Charles Howard Chandler, with C. 
B. Bldweli, general manager. 

The bills comprise "The Mikado," 
"The Gypsy Baron," "Spring Maid," 
"Prince of Pllsen," "The Firefly" 
and "Sweethearts." 

]>w Morton will be stage di- 
rector, and nas gone to Atlanta to 
talce up the preliminary work. Paul 
Eisler is mulical director, and Alme 
Gerber, of New York Met's staff, 
wiN assist in the productions. 

The company will Include Irene 
Dunne, Ethel Louise Wright, Louise 
Hunter, and Charlotte Ryan, prima 
donna; Anne Yago, contralto; 
George Meader and Charles 
Sche.ick, tenor; Robert Pitkin, 
Rabkin Mansfield, comedians. 



MoCOBHACE'S SOLE MANAGEB 

Last Friday the managerial ar- 
rangements between John McCor- 
mack and Charles L. Wagner ex- 
pired and McCormack went under 
the sole management of Dennis F. 
McSweeney, who has been handling 
his affairs for the past season cr so. 
The arrangement with Wagner was 
made in 1912 and about three years 
ago, McSweeney was brought in as 
co-manager. 



LOCAL OUASANTEE 

What dencit remains in the pres- 
•ntatlon of grand opera in Atlanta 
by the Metropolitan Opera Co. will 
be made up by Atlanta Musical 
Festival Association. The receipts 
were as large as last year with the 
retorna voted a succeas from At- 
lanta's Viewpoint -••; 



Schumann- Heink's 50 Yrs. 

When Mme. Ernestine Schu- 
mann-Heink makes her reap- 
pearance with the Metropoli- 
Un next fall it will be 26 years 
since she appeared at th^ local 
Met 

The diva claims to have 
spent 60 years In professional 
life and expects to crown her 
stage and concert achieve- 
ments with her Met perform- 
ances. 



SAN EBANCISCO SEASON 

San Francisco, May 6. 

The season of opera scheduled 
here for Sepember and October will 
mark the American debut of Ro- 
slna TorrI, famous soprano of the 
La Scala, Milan, /bile others of 
the large company now being as- 
sembled are Claudia Muzio, Elvira 
de Hlldago, Marguerite d'Alvarez, 
Ifene Mario, Tito Schlpa, Fernand 
Asseau, RiccardI Stracciara, Caesar 
Formlchl and Marcel Journet, who 
was in his day among the most 
famous of them all, but who, after 
a vaudeville engagement a few 
years ag . apparently dropped from 
sight. 

The repertoire of the perform- 
ances will be tale 1 from "Aida," 
"Traviata," "Samson and Delilah," 
"Manon," "Barber of Seville," 
"Martha." "The Love of the Three 
Kings," "Tosca." "Madama Butter- 
fly" and "Fedora." 

Gaetano Merola is handlhig the 
season. 



AMERICAN SCHOOL ASSURED 

Paris, May 5. 
Although the government has de- 
cided to grant a permanent lease 
for the use of a section of the Fon- 
tainebleau royal palace for the 
American Conservatory of Music, 
the temporary agreement Is assured 
for at least a few years, and the 
school will be held this summer as 
usual. 



LEOINSKA TO C»HDUCT IN L A. 

Ethel Leglnska, composer, pianist 
and conductor has been engaged to 
conduct the Los Angeles Symphony 
Orchestra. MLm Leglnska will take 
up the baton in July.- 



EXPERT ON STAGE MECHANICS 

Los Angeles, May 5. 
Signer AnsaidI, declared to be 
the greatest living autliority on 
stage mechanics. Is to come to Los 
Angeles from Europe for the ex- 
press purpose of building the stage 
at the Olympic Auditorium for the 
presentation there this fall of a 
season of grand opera by the Cali- 
fornia Grand Opera Company. An- 
saidI is coming to California from 
the La Scala opera house In Milan, 
according to announcement by 
Alexander Bevani, who is managing 
the project in conjunction with 
L. E. Behymer. 



"Skyscraper?' Ballet 

John Alden Carpenter will con- 
tribute a "sky-scraper" ballet to the 
Metropolitan opera repertoire next 
season. 

It will be an American expression 
of native ballet music and will be 
closely watched by critics and .stu- 
dents -alike in view of Oatti-Caz- 
zazza's affiliation with the Met. 



AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN SEASON 

Vienna. April 27. 

The State Opera Is arranging to 
hold a special season for foreign 
singers. Sept 15-Oct 15, after the 
international festivals at Salzburg. 

It is anticipated Mme. Jeritza will 
appear with a number of other 
stars now In Europe in the month's 
cycle of standard works. 



REQUESTS FOR LIGHT OPERA 

Washington, May B. 

The a<lvance sale for the Wash- 
ington Opera Company's delve into 
popular price grand opera with all 
star casts has grown to such pro- 
portions that Edouard Elbion, di- 
rector, is planning several produc- 
tions during the summer. 

"La Traviata" at the Auditorium 
on May 13. 



26TH CINCT FESTIVAL 

The 26th biennial May festival will 
be held in Cincinnati May 6-9. with 
Frank Van der Stuken conducting. 

Frederick Stock, Chicago, orches- 
tra director, will conduct his own 
symphonic variations. 



Radio Hurt Abroad 

London, April 28. 

Radio was scored and cleared by 
the concert managements in turn 
here. The great spread of broad- 
casting popularity was blamed by 
several for the slump in the con- 
cert trade, while the concert man- 
agers have alibied radio and blamed 
It on the poor programs. 

A local concert official states the 
concert programs have made no 
progress in the last couple decades, 
and must be brightened in order to 
attract at the box office. 



■MUSIC ROBBER" IN CHICAGO 

St. Louis, May 6. 
The first act of "The Music Rob- 
ber'J will have its premiere presen- 
tation under the auspices of the 
Chicago Musical college, at the 
Central theatre. Chicago, Sunday 
afternoon, June 7. The libretto of 
the opera is by Richard L. Stokes, 
drama and mufic critic of the St. 
Louir "Post-Dispatch," and the 
score Is by Isaac Van Grove of Chi- 
cago. 



DeRezke Singers on Rogers Tour 
Will Rogers' associates on the 
concert tour wliich Charles L. Wag- 
ner Is arranging for him, will be 
the DeRezke Singers, a quartet 
Wagner has had touring this past 
.season. (Variety called them the 
Jiurlnsky Singers — 47th street 
phonetic spelling). 

The tour begins Oct. 1 and con- 
tinues until Dec. 10, when from 
then on a new rcute will b« laid 
out. 



St. Louis Opera Rehearsal 

St. Louis, May 5. 
Cast rehearsal.s of "A Night In 
Venice," the first of the operas to 
l;e presented hero this summer at 
the Municipal theatre, will begin 
Monday next. The principals of the 
1925 compan" will arrive Sunday. 
The chorus ba<i already beAi in re- 
hearsal for a week. 



TINLOT AT EASTMAN SCHOOL 

Rochester, N. Y.» May 6. 

Gustave Tinlot for six years con- 
cert master of the New York Sym- 
phony Orchestra, first violinist of 
the Franco-America Quartet and 
violinist of international reputation, 
has been engaged as first violin of 
the Kilbourn Quartet, teacher in the 
Eastman School of Music faculty 
and concert -master of the Roches- 
ter Philharmonic. Tinlot will fill 
the position made vacant by the 
resignation of Vladimir Resnikoft 
several mnoths ago. 

Eugene Goossens will conduct the 
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 
for the entire season of 1925-1926. 
despite reports he would conduct 
elsewhere. 

Goossens will conduct six concerts 
with the New York Symphony Or- 
chestra in January, all within two 
weeks. The Rochester season will 
include 12 concerts. ' 



REUTMANN'S FIRST OPERA 

The Italian Society of Authors has 
placed "The Country of Toys," a 
new three-act operetta with Wil- 
liam Reutmann, who expects to pro- 
duce it over here as his maiden ef- 
fort in theatricals. 

Carlo Lombardo is the author ot 
the libretto. 

The William Morris office acted 
as agents for the Italian Society 
and may be financially lntereste<* in 
the production also. 



College Students Teuring 
The Suwanee Glee Club, direction 
Lewis C. Melcher, Is on a concert 
tour. It comprises students from 
the University of the South, 
Suwanee, Tenn. 



Opera Based on Poe 

Rome, April ^7. 

A new short opera by Lualdl. en- 
titled "11 Diavolo nel Campanile." 
was produced at the Scala, Milan, 
last week. 

The book Is based on E^dgar Allen 
Poe's "Devil In the Belfry." 



Music Week in Copenhagen 
Within the past few weeks, mus- 
ical writers on different papers and 
publications, have received pr«.ss 
matter from Copenhagen, Denmsrk. 
callintr attention to the Danish 
Music Week to be held this month 
in the Royal Opera House at that 
place. 



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VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, May 6, 1825 



SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



Figur** attimatad and eommant point to, aema attractions baing 
auccaaaful, whila tha aamo grosa accraditad to othara might auggaat 
madieority ar loaa- Tha vananea ia axplainad in tha diffaranea in 
houaa capacitiaa, with tha varying ovarhaad Also tha aisa of eaat, 
with Gonaaquant diffaranea in nacaaaary gross for profit. Varianot 
in buainaaa naeassar> for muaical attraction aa againat dramatia 
play ia also oonsidarad. 



«Abia's Irish Ross," Republic (165th 
week). Daylight saving tlms 
schedule started last week and 
partially blamed for a further 
drop in business; "Able," always 
exception to rule, went to around 
912,000 again last week. 

"Aloma of tha South Saaa," Lyrle 
<3d week). Second week's trade 
between $10,000 and $11,000, 
claimed profitable; upper floora 
cut rated and latter / coursa 
show's hope to date. 

"Artiste and Models" (1924) CaMno 
(80th week). Dropped consider- 
ably last two weeks; takings 
estimated at $13,000 or. less; may 
however be even break of better 
(or this revue with house and 
show under same management. 
*Caaaar and Claopatra," Guild 
Theatre (4th week). So far this 
Shaw revival up to expectations, 
business virtual capacity; even 
With subscription tickets, takings 
are $16,000 or more. 
"China Roaa," Knickerbocker (16th 
week). Notice up; management 
' gave this operetta a long try; 
takings around $9,000 whereas a 
profit would be gained at $10,000. 
"Dancing Mothers," Maxlne El- 
liott's <39th week). Final week; 
first non-musical of the season 
and first dramatic success; fared 
very well at the Booth were it 
opened, also here; averaged over 
$18,000 with recent pace around 
$$.000. 
"Dasira Under tha Elms," Earl Car- 
roll (20th week). Cut one of 
added matinees out last week; 
nine performances takings claim- 
ed at $10,000 or over, still satis- 
factory. 
"Folliaa," New Amsterdam (46th 
week). Making excellent weekly 
profit and though not actually 
selling out, weekly grosses equal 
or top Broadway's best; around 
$87,000 last weelc 
"la Zat So?*" Chanln's 46th St. 
(18th week). Wednesday matinee 
was bloomer all along line; busi- 
ness otherwise about par and 
gross went to nearly $21,000; 
great mark for non-musical. 
"Hall'a Balls,^ George M. Cohan 
<14th week). Shunted around but 
In this house looked like it might 
land; caught In slump and re- 
ported around $7,000; indefinite 
continuance claimed. 
"Lady Ba Good," Liberty (23d 
week). Fejt gra<lual decline evi- 
denced ^11 along Broadway durlnc 
April; takings of $23,500 last week 
to be considered good. 
"Ladies of tha Evening," Lyceum 
(20th week). Never out of* run- 
ning though pace slackened like 
everything else on list ; business 
■ last week between $12,000 and 

$13,000. 
"Louia tha 14th," Cosmopolitan 
(10th week). One of Broadway's 
musical big four; gross first two 
months consistently held to more 
than $31,000; last week about 
$29,500 which Is claimed satis- 
factory f'lr big production. 
"Loves of Lulu," Booth (Ist week). 
New drama of foreign extraction 
due to bow in Thursday. Re- 
ported heavy stuff from German. 
"Marcanary Mary," Longacre (4th 
week). Indications are this new 
musical will stick; while busi- 
ness generally dropped off last 
week, attendance here somewhat 
better and gross approximated 
$13,000. 
"Mikado," 44th Street (4th week). 
Generously treated by press 
when first revived; helped draw 
good business: though Gilbert 
and Sullivan operetta not ex- 
pected to have long engagement 
It is still Important draw; last 
week $19,000. 
"Miamatss," Times Square (4th 
week). House under four week 
guarantee; moderate takings 
thus far the gross behig $4,600 
weekly or bit more last two 
weeks. 
"Mrs. Partridge Presants," Belmont 
(18th week). Final week; mod- 
erate taking in small house lately; 
$4,000 or leas. 
•My Girl," Vaiuleibllt (24th week). 
Dipped to $9,000 last week, low 
gross to date, but show still made 
money and engagement expected 
to go into summer. 
"My Son," Bayes (34th week). Final 
■*week; never got more than mod- 
erate money, but was able to 
show profit and life-saver for roof 
house. Average $4,000 to $5,000. 
'Music Box Ravua," Music Box,(23<1 
weak). Final week; enRagement 
this season shorter than last sea- 
son, but attraction is about 
$4^090 on right side of ledger; 
other editions never paid off pro- 
duction expense during Broadway 
run; last week $20,000. 
•Old English," Hits (20th week). 
Will probably go through this 
month or early June, at which 
tlm* star (George ArllssJ will ."^ail 
for Bngland; a real money getter, 



though eased off recently; last 
week around $11,000. 

'O Nightingale," Astor (4th week). 
Final week reported. Moved here 
from 49th Street after first week 
with mediocre results. May be 
shifted to. Ambassador next Mon- 
day; not over $5,000. 
Piga," Little (Seth week). Matinee 
support so consistent that extra 
Friday matinee a fixture through 
the spring; takings now $7,000 to 
$8,000 and satisfactory. 
"Princess Ida," Shubert (4tb week). 
Fine production and excellent 
performance given Gilbert and 
Sullivan revival, but losing trade; 
last week $11,000. 
"Rosa- Maria," Imperial (86th week). 
Stands out as the most successful 
production of the season; vari- 
ance last Week noted because of 
unsold boxes; about $1,000 under 
normal; $36,500. 
"Student Prince," Jolaon's (23d 
week^ Record of thia operetta 
remarkable considering location 
of house- pace first four months 
over $40,000; now around $31,000. 
"Sky High," Winter Garden (lOth 
week). Ought to ride into sum- 
mer period; business not great, 
but profitable right along; last 
week estimated around $18,000 
mark. 
"Taps," Broadhurst (4th week). 
Final week. Little activity in 
agencies, though attraction headed 
by a star (Lionel Barrymore); 
business last week rejMrted under 
$7,000. 
Tall Ma Mora," Gaiety (4th week). 
Continues very good downstairs, 
but trade upstairs distinctly off 
and holds down gross 1 1 about 
even break; estimated $11,000 last 
week. Maty move to another house. 
"Tha Backalappar," Hudson (4th 
week). Author-producer still con- 
fident about play, which has been 
grossing around $3,000; extra 
adYS. again inserted to attract 
attention; "Queen Mab" listed, to 
follow here next week. 
"Tha Ounce Boy," Daly's 63d Street 
(6th week). Improved slightly, 
with takings quoted a bit under 
$4,000; hardly profitable, though 
probably not expensive to operate. 
"Tha Dove," Empire (13th week). 
Dramatic values in this Belaseo 
production should carry it well 
into summer; business continues 
big, though slightly affected last 
week; over $17,000. 
"Tha Fall Guy," Eltinge (9th week). 
Lower floor business stands up 
fairly well and business for this 
time of season satisfactory at ap- 
proximately $10,000 or a bit less; 
play was expected to develop into 
a smash. 
"The Firebrand," Morosco (30th 
week). Around $!<,000 last week 
and may soon go into cut rates, 
which should carry attraction 
along at better pace for about six 
weeks. 
"Tha Fourflusher," Atpollo (4th 
week). Has chance to go through 
June; business estimated about 
$7,000 nnd reported turning a lit- 
tle profit. 
"Tha Guardsman," Garrick (30th 
week). The.itre Guild plans keep- 
ing on .with early success into 
summer; house has low rent and 
show can be operated at moder- 
ate money; pace around $5,000; 
when at Booth it averaged $14,000 
for months. 
"Tha Gorilla," Selwyn (2d week). 
Donald Gallagher, actor-manager, 
got good break with new mystery 
thriller; notices favorable and 
business went to $1,600 and over 
nightly, with first Week estimated 
nearly $10,000. \ 

"The Harem," Belasc6 (28d week). 
Lenore IHric leaving lead Satur- 
day, which may affect pace of 
Belaseo success, which got $12,000 
last week. 
"Tha Love Song," Century (17th 
week). Talk of sending operetta 
success to Chicago for summer; 
business best on Broadway first 
10 weeks; lately pace reported 
around $20,000. 
"Tha Night Hawl<," BIJou (11th 
week). Has been getting by, 
claiming an even break or a slight 
profit at almost $6,000 weekly; 
well cut-rated. 
"Tha Poor Nut," Henry Miller (2d 
week). Patterson McNutt, news- 
paperman, produced latest Nugent 
comedy, which is well -regarded 
laugh play; first week claimed 
$11,400. • 

"The Rat," Colonial (13th week). 
Earl Carroll has English meller 
hooked up to operate at small 
money; averaging $6,000 lately, 
which may be even break; due to 
move to Astor next week. 
"The Show-Off," Playhouse (66th 
week). Holdover comedy hit is 
figured to continue to about June 
16; cut rates quickly sell allot- 
ment: takings orotmd $7,500. 
"Tha Wild Duck," 48th Street (llth 
week). Neari^ through. Actors 
Theatre has Been successful with 
revivals, kinding with "Candida" 



and also this Isben drama; tak- 
ings around $8,000. 

"Tha Witch Doctor," Martin Beck 
(12th week). Notice went up last 
week, but management decided on 
continuance, though drama never 
drew real grosses; last week again 
$6,000; Martin Beck now controls 
attraction, which ^fs also using 
original "Cape Smoke" title. 

"They Knew What They Wanted," 
Klaw (>4th week). PuUtser prise 
winner listed for summer contin- 
uance; with house and show un- 
der same management (Theatre 
Guild) that Is likely; business 
$11,000 to $12,000. 

"Topay and Eva," Bam H. Harris 
(20th week). Final week; show 
with Duncan Sisters going to Bos- 
ton for summer turn try; business 
here between $14,000 and $16,000 
average until ^recently; "White 
Collars" moves down from Cort 
to Harrla. 

"What Price Glory," Plymouth (8«th 
week). The drama which should 
have won the Pulltser prise, ac- 
cording to newspapermen's opin- 
ion; still turning a profit, though 
last week's $8,600 is lowest of 
run; house and show under same 
management. 

"White Cargo," 8»th Street (79th 
week). Will try to keep holdover 
dr«ma going into summer; how- 
ever, takings under $6,000 and 
salarie* reported cut. 
"White Coliara," Cort (llth week). 
Moving to Sam H. Harris Monday 
and figured getting better busi- 
ness because of 42d Street loca- 
Uon: Ukings $«.000 to $7,000 laat 
week^- claimed profit. 

Outaida Timaa 8q. Little Thaatraa 
Small outlying theatres are fold- 
ing up for season; "Rulnt" closed at 
Provincetown; "Wild Birds" will 
close at the Cherry Lane Saturday; 
"Love for Love" the best In the Vil- 
lage; "The Critic" will be revived 
thia week at the Neighborhood 
Playhouse; "Rosmerholm" post- 
poned from last week. 6ad Street; 
"Flesh," long In rehearsal, opens at 
the Prlnceaa. 

ED WYNN'S $17,000 



"DARK ANGEL" A FLOP 



San FrancUto, May I. 
Eatimataa for Laat Weak 
Columbia — "Tha Bw&n," by Henry 
Miller and hla parmanent producing 
company which remains here until 
summer. Third and last weak got 
$14,000 at $2.60 top. Same company 

now presenting "Embers.** new play 
given on tour, by Miller earlier this 
season in the east under title of 
"After Love." 

Capitol— 19th week of "White 
Cargo" held up to $6,180 at $2 top. 
This allows narrow margin of profit 
warranting continuance for few 
more weeka. 

Wilkaa — 2d week of Louis Mac- 
Loon's "The Dark Angel" failed to 
register much at the 'aox ofllce, 
barely $4,900. Closed and company 
'sent' back to Los Angeles. House 
has cost Wilkes plenty since he took 
the lease. 

Alcazar — Henry Duffy Players in 
first week of "The First TTear" got 
$7,600. Not as good aa two pravloua 
long-run attractions here, but well 
apoken of and getting big advance. 
Sixpected to duplicate two former 
bita. $1.25 top. 



"Grab Bag" Opened Light, 
Picked Up in Washington 



but 



Washington, May 6. 

The natives were apparently 
skeptical concerning Ed Wynn's 
"Qnib Bag" as the show opened ex- 
ceedingly light, but these same 
natives again seemed to believe the 
five local dramatic scribes. Business 
mounted nightly with a' sell out 
Saturday. Local managers pro- 
nounced the remarkable building of 
the show as an example of Wynn's 
drawing i>ower. 

Things were not so good at the 
Belaseo with "Queen Mab," new 
one, nor were the pickings anything 
much at the President where 
"White (3argo" is holding over for 
the current week. 

Estimates for Laat Weak 

Belaseo — "Queen Mab." Fared 
badly with critics. Gro8« lower than 
usual, possibly less than $3,000. Two 
for ones helped opening. 

National— E d Wynn's "Grab 
Baft." With worthwhile opening 
could have reached high figure 
Vicinity of $17,000. 

Praaidant— "White Cargo," third 
week, around $6,000. Exceptionally 
good publicity. 

Thia Weak -■-" - i' 

Belaseo, Ruth Chatterton In "Wo- 
men and Ladies"; National, "'The 
Family Upstairs"; Poll's, Short's 
"Rltz Revue"; President, "White 
Cargo," 4th week. » 



SEASON ABOUT 
OVER IN BOSTON 

"Musk Box*' $22,000 and 
Final Week Set 



BOSTON "SYMP'S" SHAKE-UP 
Boston, May 6. 

With the sailing of Serge Kous- 
sevltsky, director of Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra, for Europe Sat- 
urday, announcement is made of the 
biggest shake-up in the history of 
the orchestra. Nearly a score of 
veteran musicians were discharged 
following a two weeks' notice. It 
Is understood that Kous.sevitsky m- 
t3nds to replace them with European 
artists. 

With the avowed intention of 
making the Boston organization one 
of the three greatest orchestras in 
the world, the noted Russian con- 
ductor, with the support of the 
trustees, brought about the shake- 
up. Among numerous things re- 
ported to have caused ill-feeling be- 
tween the conductor and his musi- 
cians was the smoking of pipes and 
cigarettes on the stage at Symphony 
Hall during "breathing spells" at 
reliearsals. 

Another case was \he protest.? of 
the players when Koussevitsky or- 
dered an encore pliiyed at a concert 
Nov. 11. Although its playing oc- 
cupied only a few minutes, the mu- 
sicians objected to Ihc breaking of 
a time-honored custom of playing no 
encores. 

Georges Longy, oboist with the 
orchestra 27 years, has resigned and 
will go to his old home In France 
where' he will live in retirement. 



Boston, May 6. 

Daylight saving and warm' 
weather at the beginning; of the 
week is believed responsible for a 
general slip In grosses. But two 
shpws in town managed to top the 
$20,000 mark for the week's busi- 
ness. This Is about the worst busi- 
ness seen locally since Lent ended, 
and is taken to mean the end of the 
season Is at band. • 

The two attractions that went 
over were "Rose-Marie" and the 
"Music Box Revue." "Rose -Marie" 
was by far the strongest of the two, 
doing practical capacity for the 
Shubert at the price scale which 
reigns. This show bids fair to ba 
an all summer run. 

The "Music Box Revue" was con- 
siderably under what the Colonial 
can do at the scale, has not been a 
whirlwind since here, and the final 
week Is announced. It is to be re- 
placed by "Topsy and Eva," Iwoked 
Into the house- for an Indefinite 
period. 

The nearest approach to these 
two shows in the way of business 
was White's "Scandals" on Its final 
week. This show was in on a re- 
peat and in the two weeks never 
did very big business. Better re- 
sults are expected with "No, No, 
Nanette," which opened at the house 
Monday night and which is ex- 
pected to last through the summer. 

The first week of "Baby Blue" at 
the Wilbur was not very encourag- 
ing. Since this show came here it 
has been worked over considerably, 
with some recasting b^ing done be- 
fore it opened, and the work stiir 
goes on. *■ 

Things were also disappointing at 
the Plymouth, where "Badges" 
opened. It la believed, however, 
that this show has possibilities and 
that It may build. The same idea 
is held for "Peace Harbor," which 
opened at the Majestic. This show 
is In at a $1.60 top and, despite ex- 
tensive advertising to the contrary, 
local patrons were under the im- 
pression it was a motion picture. 
Those that saw the show liked it. 

The Selwyn, dark for a week, re- 
opened again with "The Privateer," 
a comic opera, which Is having its 
premiere here. The Hollls remains 
dark, with no chance of it being re- 
opened again this season. 

Last Waek'a Eatimataa 
"Music Box Revue," Colonial (4th 

we^). Did $22,000 last week. 
"Baby Blue," Wilbur (2d week). 

In first week this show was off, 

gross being about $12,000. 

"No, No, Nanette," Tremont (1st 
week). Final week of "Scandals" 
$18,000. 

"Peace Harbor," Majestic (2d 
week). Business off, very low fig- 
ure. Priced at $1.50, idea prevailed 
that it wns a motion picture. 

"Rose- Marie," Shubert (4th 
week). Running ahead of others at 
$27. CO, capacity for the house. 

"Badges," Plymouth (2d week). 
About $10,000 for first week. 

"Tha Privateer," Selwyn (Ist 
week). First performance Monday 
night. 



PHILLirS IN-OUT 

LEGIT SEASONS 

ENDING 



'Kid BooU' and 'Nanette' 

Top in Money — Lyric 

Dark This Week 



Philadelphia, May 6. 
Co'.islderable cool weather re- 
sulted in a minimum of outdoor 
aports, and comparatively few 
week-end excursions, business in 
the legit has held well for this time 
of year. 

llie particular surprises are the 
,Broad and AdelphI, having as late 
seasons as they have knownr in their 
entire careers. The Broad has 
"Quarantine" thla'^veek and next, 
and is now reported as having Olga 
Patrova for another fortnight. That 
will bring the house up to June. 
Generally, the Broad has used May 
for special rental. 

The Lyric goes dark this week, 
but re-lights next with a special 
picture, made In and around Phil- 
adelphia, by Bob Jones, the evan- 
gelist, entitled "The Unbeatable 
Game." 

The Chestnut Street opera house, 
also dark last week, re-opened 
Monday with Thurston, the magic- 
ian, not t>een here for three or four 
years. He Is booked for three weeks 
at least. 

The Walnut is set right through 
the summer unless the unforeseen 
arises. Its present occupavit, 
"Broke," presented by James Beury, 
owner of the house, has been doing 
moderately well, but whether it can 
stick for its allotted five weeks 
seems questionable. If it cannot, the 
house may either go dark briefly 
or get another show, to fill in the 
time between now and June 1, 
when Beury's new summer show, 
"When Tou Smile," opens. 

The one show in town which did 
not feel the beginning of daylight 
savi.ig was "No, No, Nanette" at 
the Garrick. 

The Forrest is getting some real 
business, though not capacity, with 
"Kid Boots" whose run, however, is 
limited to four weeks, according to 
reports. After that the house may 
get a picture. 

Last week, "Kid Boots" led the 
town, due to t^e $4.40 top which so 
many predicted would cause the 
downfall of the four-week engage- 
ment of this Zlegfeld winner at the 
Forrest. It grossed around $32,000 
on the week. \ 

Estimates for Laat Week 

"Quarantine" (Broad, Ist weeVI. 
Opened two weeks' stay, with fair 
advance. "New Brooms" finished 
seven weeks' stay, with gross 
around $7,000. If that. 

"Kid Boots" (Forrest, 2d week). 
Opened to big money because of 
$4.40 scale. $32,000 claimed on week. 

"No, No, Nanette" (Garrick, 10th 
week). Daylight saving apparently 
failed to dent this winner. Beat 
$27,000 for the 9th time. 

Thurston (Chestnut, 1st week)^ 
Expected three-week stay. House 
dark last week. 

"Broke" (Walnut, 2d week). This 
Beury try-out fairly good opening 
week. Claimed around $9,000. Hopes 
to stay five weeks. 

"The- Student Prince" (Schubert, 
7th week). Business off little, but 
reached $28J00. 

"Candida"/ (Adelphl, one week 
only). Unexpected booking. House 
dark last week. 

The Lyric is dark this week. Last 
week "Little Jessie James" did only 
about $8,000. "The Unbeatable 
Game," local film, opens next week. 



JL A. GROSSES 

, Los Angeles, May S. 

After the dallies here had panned 
"Artists and Models" at the Bilt- 
more as a .-i.sque chow the box of- 
fice returns for the first week 
showed $14,600. "Meet the Wife" 
In its third week at the Orange 
Grove got $6,400. 

The fifth week of "So This Is 
London" at the Morosco showed 
$6,300 while "The Beggar On Horse- 
back" ^t the Majef tic pulled $6,S00. 

-ROAD SHOWS CLOSING 

The soutncrn "Rain" closed in 
Allentown, Pa., Saturday. 

The western company of "White 
Cargo" closed Saturday, ahaniloning 
its contemplated tour to the Pacific 
coast. 



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LOOP HOLD 3 CURRENT LEGIT HITS; 
OTHERWISE BUSINESS AINT IN CHI 

— .. — . ^ • ■■ 

Jwo Miuicals and One Non-Miuical Drawing Only 

La Salle, Carrick and Studebaker Dark — Sum- 
mer for Try-ouU Out There ,. . 



Chicago, May 5. 

Outside of "Boae-Marie" and "The 
fitudent Prince" In the musicals and 
^•The Green Hat" amongr the non- 
.muaicals, there's no legit shows 
business in town. With the others 
it's Just a case of sktmtnerinK along. 

Three* bouses went dark. L^Salle. 
Garrlclc- and Stu<lebaker. The 
Blacksftone came to life Sunday with 
the effort on the jwirt of Frank 
Craven to write, produce and act 
"New 9room8." Nothing is in sight 
for either the LAScUle or the Gar- 
rlck. The atudebaker announces 
Grace George next Monday In "She 
Had To Know." Cohan's Grand 
joins the list of empty houses Satur- 
day - when "Mllgrlm's Progress' 
exits. 

They come and go at the Cort 
but regardless of the perilous book- 
Ing sttuattoqgf 'Sport" Herrmann aN 
ways Bucceeda la digging up A 
show. This time Herrmann con- 
tracted *The Lady Next Door" to 
foltow "Going Crooked," which lost 
the probable "punch" despite the 
presence of William Cottier in the 
title role. This change takes place 
this week. 

"Is ZaI 8e7" Gapping 

The calamity howl of the week 
comes from the Adelphl where the 
■ud<lenness of the downward trail 
In business for "Is Zat So" is hard 
to explain. There's been no let-up 
In the slump that struck "Is Zat 
So" when everything pointed to It 
holding high for a long period. It's 
a repetition of other hit shows at 
this house — they all start oft like 
a house-anre but fall to hold 
momentum. The scarcity of non- 
musicals of any strength may re- 
turn "& Zat So 7" but it's a long 
shot gamble, for they don't come 
back In Chicago when once they 
get away and hit the toboggran. 

The switch to daylight saving 
schedule had much to do with the 
big drop in grosses on that night. 
Even the high gross attractions felt 
the effect of the change In time. It 
probably was the first Sunday night 
that "Rose-Marie" didn't sell out. 
The Hammerstein show, along with 
"The Student Prince" should pick 
tip flne summer money. Nothing Is 
In sight to battle them. 

"I'U Say She Is" hasn't hit the 
pace tai>ected on the strength of the 
business elsewhere, but it's a return 
engagement ~«nd considering that 
the pace at the Apollo should be 
marked off as profitable. "Be Your- 



self" may still get going. If given 
further time,' for the shortage of at- 
tractions and the darkened houses 
are shaping up to make it appear as 
if the Harris attraction will have it 
"soft" in a few weeks, if^here was 
competition, "Be Yourself" would 
probably be doing its highest at the 
present time. 

"The Qr^en Hat" is undeniably a 
Chicago hit How far it will go Is 
another matter. The class of the 
town's theatre trade is giving the 
Selwyn high grosses. The blockade 
of motors at the Thursdav matinee 
proved this. The middle 'class has 
not. as yet. bought the piece. Last 
week was its highest gross. 

Summer Tn Chioage ^ 
The field as It now stands looms 
up as auspicious for a supimer try- 
out period in Chicago. If the houses 
now darkened are to be reopened it's 
difficult to imagine from where the 
attractions are coming since It is 
known Broad\vay offers so many 
houses on the rental basis. Unless 
something sensational transpires it 
will be a l^an summer here with 
three or four attractions getting 
sure big money. 

La'st Week's Estimates 

"New Brooms" (BUokstone, 1st 
week). Will try to hit "er oft on 
strength of |2 top at nights. Low 
erlng of prices in search for trade 
hasn't ever struck target in this 
town. No advance sale, with open 
ing gross Monday small. 

"Stepping Stones" (Illnois, 12th, 
final week). Turned good profit 
every Week but high scale kept up 
grosses. Slipped recently but should 
go out on |2S,000 gross without Sun- 
day. House goes dark. 

"Student Prince" (Great Northern, 
nth week). Everything points to It 
easily reaching July 4th at high 
figures, getting further help from 
scarcity of P'Obable future formid- 
able musical bookings. All of Shu- 
berts' resources In town still being 
fired into campaign. Around $24,000. 
' "Be Yourself" (Harris, 4th week). 
Sized up as off from previous week 
but holds chance of drawing late 
spring increase In trade when con- 
ventions strike the town. Checked 
little stronger than $12,000. 

"I'll S«y She Is" (Apollo,, 4th 
week). Holds around $16,000 gross 
average, slipping under previous 
week when gross for Harris attrac- 
tion was attributed to it In table of 
(Continued on page 62) 




BROKE 

Philadelphia, May S. 

James Beury's production of Zelda 
Sears' latest comedy (with three In- 
terpolated songs) -Broke," now at 
the Walnut Street, gives Indication 
of developing into a moderately suc- 
cessful draw. 

"Broke" is pure, unadultcratea 
"hoke" of the golden school: It 
smacks now and again of "Dear Sir." 
of "LigbtnlD' " and of "Turn to the 
Right." There is no dividing line 
drawn in the matter of virtue al- 
though the black side of vllllany is 
not emphasized. Everybody is 
painted as a potential Santa Claus. 

For a few minutes In the first 
part of the play, the hero, a middle 
aged millionaire, returned to the 
town of his birth, on a visit, reaches 
the conclusion that all his old 
friends are kind to him only for 
his money. Disgusted at this con- 
clusion, he circulates the report that 
he has been entirely tiauperixed by 
a turn In the market, whereupon 
everypne whose integrity of purpose 
he had doubted. Immediately, comes 
to bat with some indication of loy- 
alty and devotion which convinces 
the millionaire that he was quite 
wrong. 

The rest of the plAy Is occupied 
with his efforts to play the good 
Samaritan to the toWn, without the 
town realising it. 

It may be claimed tViat lack of 
conflict Is one of the basic faults Of 
"Broke." After the first act, there 
is no danger of anything going 
wrong. This lack, however, is par- 
tiaflly answered in the comedy which 
Infused in the last two acts whep 
the millionaire wants to buy every- 
thing. < 

George MacFarlane Is the million- 
aire, and does it well. Harold Iievey 
has supplied three songa for Mac- 
farlane. An orchestra la carried for 
these three songs, which seems 
rather unnecssary. They could be 
Introduced incidental to the action 
with a piano accompaniment on the 
stage. 

Probably the outstanding hit is 
provided by Charles Dow Clark, 
veteran character actor, whose per- 
formance as the skinflint is a real 
gem of authentic and unexaggerated 
"hick." portrayal. Louise Galloway 
gives another nice performance as 
the sweet, white haired old lady who 
keeps the summer hotel. 

As the heroine. Lucille Sears, 
niece of the author, is satisfactory, 
if not inspired. Edgar Nelson over- 
does Benny Ketchum, the super- 
talesman son of. The old skinflint, 
but he catches a multitude of 
laughs. 

Miss Sears' play does not give 
evidence of havings been very care- 
fully written; rather it seems to 
have been dashed off rather hap- 
hazardly, after the author conceived 
a rather grood, biK not new, idea for 
a play. 

At present "Broke" lacks snap and 
nerve; its laughs are too leisurely 
scattered, but they are being sharp- 
ened with every performance. With 
good people in the fast and a good 
basic idea, to say nothing of excel- 
lent staging, this sears comedy has 
a chance of clicking mildly, if not 
rushed into New York during tha 
summer. It will never be a sensa- 
tion, but If "Hell's Bells" caught on, 
there is no good reason why 
"Broke" should not. Wafer*. 



NEW PLAYS PRODUCED 

: OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK 



WOMEN AND LADIES 

Washington, May 5. 
Rulti Chatt«rton slarred. Comedy to 
three mcti adapted by Coamo Hamilton 
from the French of Loula Verneull. At 
Uclasco, Waahlngton, D. c.. May I. 

Michelle Ruth Chatterton 

Cleo Plombino Anrlol Lee 

Le due de Cllcby Ralph Forbei 

victor Blrabeau Robert Rendel 

Max Delly Frederick Perry 

L,« Marquii de Blatijolala 

■ .^. Krneat Stallard 

I-oula • .■William I.eUh 

This latest attempt for Ruth 
Chatterton rests, in the greater 
measure, upon whether the star can 
draw them In. The play is fairly 
acceptable. It has nothing beyond 
the usual French idea of conven- 
tio.is, or rather un-oonventions, a 
frank discussion of mistresses, sell- 
ing titles for money via marriage, 
and the understanding It la quite 
the proper thing to have these 
aforementioned mistresees. 

The rgle, of a «ardener-glrl who 
later becomes the mlstVesa. the.i 
the wife, is just a part. There is 
nothing in it that would particular- 
ly attract a star in quest of a play 
as It would do for any Ingenue. 
This does Dot necessarily mean 
that any ingenue could give it the 
touch of artistry as does MlsS 
Chatterton. 

Cosmo Hamilton has do.ne well 
with the usual reams upon reams 
of words always the bugaboo <A 
French adaptations. The play is 
Just another French contraption. 
Rather cleverly wrltte.i and played 
exceedingly well. JTeafcfti. 



THE PRIVATEER 

Boston, May S. 

The metropolitan premiere of 
"The Privateer" at the Selwyn re- 
veals another attempt to produce a 
real American comic oi>era. The 
composer and author Is Shafter 
Howard, a wealthy and popular 
plowman and Newporter, whose 
hobby Ih musk; and who is appar- 
ently spending his own money OD 
the production. The lyrics are in 
collaboration with Kenneth A. Mil- 
liken and the staging is by J. K. 
Murray. 

AS It now stands, "The Privateer" 
will never survive the New York 
booking Howard Is determined to 
obtain. It needs a theme song, some 
radical recasting, a comedian who 
can bring his own stuff into the 
book, and some spectacubnr stag- 
ing. The etory holds well, scen- 
ically it will pass muster anywhere, 
and the score and lyrics average 
consistently high, but are too con- 
ventional. 

The opera is laid In Albany prior 
to the American Revolution. Its 
second act Is on a sailing vessel go- 
ing from Albaay to New York load- 
ed with a few tons of Dutch Edam 
cheeses. Bombarded en route by pi- 
rates, thereby carrying the theme of 



Itirates on an Albany night boat 
farther back than even Dlllinghum 
dared to go. 

The story deals rather flatly with 
a captured pirate who turns out to 
be the Patroon's runaway son and 
the history of the origin Qf "Yankee 
Doodle," us sung by the anti-British 
prior to the Revolution. 

Mr. Howard has a long way to go 
llnanclully and as regards produc- 
tion numbers before "The Privateer" 
will have a change of surviving, but 
the show has unquestionable posaN 
bllities If he starts building fnun the 
present foundation, ten lAhhev. 



FAMILY UPSTAIRS 

Atlantifc City, May 'i. 
CtHnedy of American lUa m tnree acta, oy 
Harry Deir; praaented at the Apollo tur 
Sam ir. Ilarrli. j 



't 



"The Family Upstairs," Harry 
Delf's first comedy, is a highly en- 
tertaining comedy, bordering for the 
most part on burlesque, but clean 
and with a 100 per cent average for 
clever lines, characterization and 
acting. 

The one fault of this new play 
sponsored by Sam H. 'Harris is a 
scarcity of suspense. But even that 
lack doesn't Impair "The Family' 
Upstairs" to any extent. 

It Iq' good comedy and should be 
a fit running mate for such attrac- 
tions as "The Show-Off." With all 
Its funning, there Is a lesson to be 
gained by mothers who have mar- 
riageable daughters and who want 
to see them tie the wedding knots 
as quickly as possible. 

The plot Is that of the Heller 
Family— ma, pa. little sister, brother 
Willie and Louise, the marriageable 
daughter. Ma Heller fears that . 
Louise will never get a man. She - 
Is always scheming to have the girl 
And somebody, when Louise does 
finally bring home a nice young 
man. Ma Heller almost scares him 
away by trying to show him how 
"swell" they are. The boy Is fright- 
ened he wonV be able to give Lonlse 
a home equal to the one he wants 
her to leave. 

Walter Wilson, as P* Heller, Is 
the best of the show. He is broad 
tn his comedy strokes, but they are 
very effectual and makes the most 
of his fat part. Clair Weldon, as 
the mother, is another credit. She 
is such a contrast to Wilson the 
pair almost carry the entire play. 

Ruth Nugent, as Louise, Is the 
weakest. Theodore Westman, as her 
iM-ether, Is very fine. He uses his 
head In his acting. Others in the 
cast who nicely acquitted them- 
selves are Lillian Oarrick, Enid 
Gray, Jerry Devine and Hermlone 
Shone. Harold Elliott, as the lover, 
handled a very difficult part with 
much credit. 

It looks as if "The Family Up- 
stairs" have moved in. 

Mort Eiteman. 



NEW PLAYS PRODUCED 
WITHIN WEEK ON BROADWAY 



HARRY KAHNE 

What the Brooklyn Daily Esgle said: 

"llurrv Kahne headlines an unuoually acceptable bill at the Alliee 
Theatre this week with a remarkable exhiblflon of concentration. Alto- 
gether it is one of the »>est bills seen at the new playhou.se since lUs open- 
ing. Mr. Kabne. whose feaU are little short of remarkable, has devel- 
oped his power.<» of conretitration to a i)henomenal degree. The bill U 
well balanced and, as Itua been rehiaiked, <« one of the I.est yet Feen at 
the Albee." 

E, F. Albee Theatre, ©reei^ly^/ffiis. Wisk (May 
Palace, New York, Next \l(e*k CW*;*l()^ , 

Thanks to the Keith- All)9? JjUrf "OiVheum officials fo;- n .■v.orcssful 
season. >'.i ' M /'•' •' »v' • 

Sailing for Europe May 25; returning September 1. 

^ Booked solid. Direction LEW GOLDER, . >--^--:- .- 



4). B. F. Keith's 



THE GORILLA 

Three-act mystery-farce by Ralph Spence. 
{)rodirced by Uonald Oallaher, directed by 
Walter F. Scott. At the Belwyn theatre. 

Jefferson Lee Stephen Majry 

ryrua 8t«,veni Fred'k True»dell 

Alloc iitevens Betty Wastoh 

Arthur Maraden Robfrt Strange 

W\. MulllKnn Clifford Dempnej 

Mr. Oarrlty Frank MaOOarmack 

Simmonii Frank J)«aiton 

The Stranger Ilarry Southard 

Sailor Joaeph Quthrle 

Poe Harry A, Ward 

Dr. W]^Iner Oeorje ai>elvln 

Here is "one of those things" — in- 
describable, unique and e.'ctraordi- 
nary. And '.he most extraordinary 
thing about it Is that It will probably 
make a million dollars. 

Sneaking In on padded monkey- 
feet. It opened April 28 to a typical 
first-night audience, seemingly all 
set for a cheese-cake feast. Those 
who come to sneer remained to 
cheer, for th&' Is just what they did. 

If "The Gorilla " isn't a road sen- 
sation, no matter what New York 
does for it or to it, tliis reporter 
4s a chump. 

Rjilph Spence, the author, wrote 
it three years ago. It had been 
turned down by several wise man- 
.iKerx such as A. H. Wood.s. Lee 
Shubert and Sam H. Harris. Donald 
dallaher, the young actor who w.'i.'i 
lauRhed at when he tilcl (9 peddle 
"Is Zat .So?" had equal faith In this 
b;il».\. A friend lent him $7,ol>0 be- 
muse he liked hini. and charged It 
off to profit and los.**. He cm charge 
it right back on again, because there 
will be no loss. The show is prob- 
ably off the nut as thl.s review 
goes to press. 

It is a slashing, smashing, crash- 
ing burlesque of the mystery pla.v 
craze, with an equlp^nent of gag 



and situation laughs that combine 
into easily the most screamingly and 
furiously funny play in New York 
this year. It goes far beyond "Seven 
Keys to Baldpate" and "The Tav- 
ern"; It isn't a satire, it Is a roar- 
ing lampoon. Yet it has some grisly 
thrills and even sex punch, where 
the girl is brought onto the stage, 
her clothes mostly torn off her, un- 
conscious, and being caried off by a 
huge gorilla for the second act cur- 
tain. 

What a combination for a box- 
office winner. 

There are two Joke deteetives. 
Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Garrlty, who 
kill the audience every time they 
talk, breathe or move. There were 
never two fatter roles written and 
Spence, who writes Harold Lloyd's 
comedies, and has knocked off some 
nifty parts in his days, has dished 
the hoke In most distinguished style. 

In "The Gorilla" he has every 
situation, new, old and ancient, that 
is surefire, even dow;< to an l"ncle 
Tom death for the blackface comedy 
butler and all the mo^ 'ng scenery, 
stage-traps, hidden closets and dark 
stage grewsomeisms. It Is the 
shoot Ingest, shoutlng^t melange of 
chlll.s and thrills and yWlls ever con- 
cocted, and one can see who had the 
biggest luiigli of them all, Hpenrc 
hini.Helf; and iii'iybe Gallaher will 
laugh last and best and top e\eii 
him. 

The cast i.H short, thoUMli nut 
stingy ami the piece can make it- 
self plenty of kale if It get."* average 
l)iii(iii"«s. .vvilh a payroll under fJ.OOO 
The production ciinnot be gaudy ex- 
eept ill the first act. a f'.rawing-rooni. 
The other sc-eiiCM are In a baHemen* 
and a garage, tfo the orlgiiwl out- 1 



lay is not fabulous. 

Starting in an eerie manner, the 
play works along straight until the 
two detectives come on, after whhih 
It grows every minute ftmnler and 
more shockingly mysterious and - 
melodramatic. 'W'lth that for a ten« 
sion, the laughs become shouts, 
because most of them are developed 
under the most garish and grisly 
conditions. There is no sense to 
the thing, no "plot," but it's perfect 
irresponsible fun. 

If "The Gorilla" opened in Septem- 
ber, its year-on- Broadway would 
be a predestined cinch. Now, if It 
lives through the summer, it will be 
one of those tfjree and four .-ompany 
road babies and a return attraction. 

Worth a stiff price, also, for pic- ^ { 
ture rights. 

"The Gorilla" Is "In" anyway, sure 
of a New York run, with poseibili- 
ties of becoming another "miracle" 
success. • Lait. 

PRINCESS IDA 

The Olibert and SuUlvan operetta of tba 
Savoy 8<>r1eii. Produced Aiirll 13 by L,aw- 
rence J. Anhalt. with Teaaa Koata leatared 



In the title role. Biased by Rdward Royre 
and iJtm Morton, with a cast of 14 prin- 
cipal* and 4T cnorlnteni, ZX women and 30 
men. In three acta and three arena 
oluincea, all exterlun. 

Florian .jf. Bertram Pearock 

KInc lllfdrbrand Detmar Poppen 

Cyril Scutt Welsh 

Itllarlon Sudworth Fraaler 

Kins (iama Roblneon .Newbotd 

Bona of Qaroa— 

Arac .Terome Hhl 

Ovron Jack Abbott 

HcyDlhlua Karl .Stall 

Olrl nrailuatea— 

Karharlia .Anne Meyer 

('hl»c .Aufuata Bpette 

Alia T'aula Ayeni 

PrinrpuB Ma. Uama'l daughter .T»»«b Kimt.-i 

Mfllnsn ,....: Kunainonil Whlt-tl<lr 

l^dy I'Kirh" VlrRlnla OUrlcn 

I.uJy Blan.Ue Beruica Marhiao 



Now that "Princess Ida" has teen 
produced the honor and glery cen- 
neoteU yvUh it fall to Lawrence J. 
Anhalt. That It Will make iponey 
is fxtreinciv doubltul, for the i>iece 
In playing In an expensive 'tbeplre 
on heavy terms, and the cn^t Itstlf 
ix ex|>ciiHive, hiit Anhalt has given 
New \w\k a perfect Gilbert 



U 



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VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wedn<aday, May 6, 1825 



Builivan prc=eiitation, one ;>erfo;tlv 
cast, iinsiirp.'issably bumk and acted 
Bnd mounted in the niann«r cf a 
large cameo. 

It has what "The Mikado" re- 
vival lacks — a cast. Maybe its 
names aren't as big as those In "The 
Mikado, " and certainly the salaries 
aren't as blK. but the present capt 
playing "Princess Ida" ?ould hv 
transported bodily into the 44th 
Htrcet and give a better perform- 
ance of the show than the present 
cast there is capable of. Th.-xt ex- 
cepts Sarah Edward and William 
Danforth. who know their chores 
backward, but In every other way, 
apeakinif In the manner of the?e 
operettas which played in reper- 
toire permit of Interchanged casts, 
th« "Ida" outfit seems perfect while 
the others seem like actors experi- 
menting in something about which 
they know little or nothing and for 
which they are not suited. 

Clever— this "Princess Ida" is a 
wow In every sense of the word 
For the average Broadwaylte it 
would furnish a fine evening's en- 
tertainment, yet the appellation, a 
classic work, kills oft their trade 
" automatically. Listen to a sample 
of the lyrics as sung by Robinson 
Newbold as King Gama: 
-1 know everyboOy's Inconi* end what 
•v»rvb<x1y enrn*. 
:. And I carefully compare if ullh th« 
income tax returns." 

Those aren't contemporaneous 
lyrics, either. W. S. Gilbert wrote 
:■■ them 40 yearn ago. 

The satire of "Princess Ma" is 
directed at women. At the early 
' age of one, Hilarion, son of Hllde- 
brand. Is betrothed to Ida, daughter 
i of King Gama. But as the years 
4 go on Ida establishes a school for 
' young ladles and teaches them to 
'abhor men In genera), and that be- 
' !ng their idea, men are fort>ldden 
'; from the school. Their Idea of the 
i^ genus homo Is expressed in these 
v lyrics: 

"Man will «w««r and Man nil! »toriii— 

Man la not at all irood form- 
Man Is of no kind of uae— Man'a a don- 
key— Man' a a cooar — 
Man Is coarse and Man Is plain— Man 1» 

more or leas Insane — 
Man's a ribald— Man's a rake— Man is 

Nature'a aole mistake." 

I* ■ 

^^ And yet, later on, when three men, 
^. Including Hilarion, have i;ivaded the 
girl's school dressed as women, they 
suffer the revelation of their iden- 
tities, and although the women have 
f«, been warned again.st them by Ida, 
iv? these lines are spoken when the 
^ women really know that they arc 
(j^ standing with real men: 

• "They told me Men nere hideous, 

Idiotic and deformed. 
They're quite as beautiful aa women 

are. 
An beautiful, tbey're infinitely more so. 

Their cheeka have not that pulpy 
noftness which one crows n, weary of 
In wom.inklnd. Their features are more 
marked, and, oh, their ehlna-how cu- 

nods." 

From then on it is a setun for 
all the men, and although Gamn 
has been imprisoned by the father 
of nilarion, he is eventually set 
free and even Ida capitulates Into 
tho arms of a man when She finds 
that women will desert women any 
time for a man, 

Tho nusic is fine. Being by Sul- 
livan, it would be. The settings by 
John Wenger are also excellent, be- 
ing Imaginative and attractive. 

But it Is the cast and the staging 
whl?h call forth the most admira- 
tion of all. Anhalt. in drawing this 
cast together, shows that he knows 
to a nicety exactly what is required 
by Gilbert and Sullivan. What is 
more, he must love the stuff him- 
self, for po man not liking It could 
ever cast It so well. 

Bertram Peacock is good. Det- 
mar Poppen, buried along Broadway 
for years In inane musical shows, 
at last comes Into his own as King 
Hltdebrand. Scott Welsh is one of 
the trio with Peacock and Frasier, 
but It Is Frasier himself of this 

t trio who commands most attention. 

_ Peacock and Welsh are known 
quantities. Frasier is new to Broad- 
way and has done most of his work 
out of town. Yet as the son of Hil- 
debrand and the suitor of Ida he 
establishes himself as a tenor stand- 
ard in this town. Certainly there 
Is not one singer of operetta stuff 
around here who trumps him. He 
la young, nice looking, robust and 
strong and true of voice. Those 

' qualifications will take him far and 
"Princess Ida," whether it fails or 
not, will probably be the milestone 
of his life. Robinson Newbold. as 
aways. pronounces the most difficult 
words and phrases with utmost 
meticulousness, and in this respect 
he Is quite on a par with Dan- 
forth of "The Mikado" company. In 

. addition Newbold gives a great act- 
• Ing bit to his Uama impersonation. 
The women, too. are all to the mus- 
tard. Miss Kosta is more at home 
than in several years. This mu.sic 
Is of her caliber, while .she is sec- 
onded nicely by Rosamond White- 
side, Virginia O'Brien and— Berni.-e 
Menihon. 

Miss Mershon Is the comedienno 
of the show, and although she gets 
but one or two opportunities to use 
that contralto voice of hers — and it 

' im n. voice, no kidding— her comedy 
styff gets over every time, and it 
isn't so obviou.c, that comedy. 

8o "Princess Ida' is a perfect Gil- 
bert and Sullivan revival. In every 
detail, from the 24 men in the pit 
to the large company on the stage. 

1 It shames 'The Mikado" production 
acroMH the. hticti. L..t 



bhow, which accounts for the dif- 
ference in grosses. "Ida " won't get 
what It deserves, but now that An- 
halt has proven himself as a O. and 
8. producer who knows the racket, 
his next move Is to put one on in a 
cheaper house and with not such 
an overhead. From the support 
given this work, comparatively un- 



known, it Is a cinch that his direc- 
tion would load another try at 
something more popular into auc- 
ceaa. 

Here It Is geared too heavily to 
run for more than a moderate term, 
yet if "Ida" runs out eight weeks 
it will be highly creditable all 
around. Sitk. 



LITTLE THEATRE TOURNAMENT 

First (Monday) nlftat of the third annual national alx-Bicht showlns of Utile 
Theatre, onc-actera, conducted under auspicca et the ManltatlaB Uttle Theatre 
Club, for the Blaaco trophy. At Wallack's Tlieatre. New Tork. 



Three one-act plays, one of them 
good and one of them fair — curtain 
up at 8:35 and down at 10:10; 12 
amateurs, most of them very green. 
Not very hot "show business' one 
would say, for a legitimate Times 
square house. 

The Little Theatre movement has 
become a mighty element In the 
native theatre, and 10 years from 
now It may dominate it. It la a 
growing bloodless revolt against the 
commercial stage, its inefficiency, 
its insuflrtciency, Its monopoly. Al- 
ready here and there si,ngle groups 
have risen to a standing, grudgingly 
yielded to them, but now intrenched 
so that recently one built its own 
New York house and has three 
reigning successes in others. 

There are probably 700 .of these 
earnest bodies scattered over our 
map. Many are in active competi- 
tion with the profit-seeking amuse- 
ments. Some have lent to their 
vested industry both players and 
plays which have survived the more 
critical demands of high, box-offlce 
stop-limits. 

Regular managers, professional 
actors, skeptical reviewers are in- 
clined to scoff at the amateurs. So 
did the r^d-coats scoff at the Min- 
ute Men, who were amateur 
soldiers: so did the diplomats scoff 
at Franklin and Hamilton, who were 
amateur statesmen; so did the smug 
producers scoff at the Actors' Equity 
Association, plodding along under 
the faith and zeal of amateur 
unionists — and one might go on for 
paragraphs citing parallels. 

The "sticks" get no traveling com- 
panies these days, what with the 
films and other things which killed 
the provinces. Where there are 
steady dramatic attractions the 
admission prices are high and on 
the other end two or three almost 
unseen hands can choke off any 
play or any type of play against 
which they choose to combine. 

Such gestures as have brought 
about the gradual growth of. the 
Little Theatre movement have fol- 
lowed., and logically must follow, 
conditions which develop to shut 
off from any large number of peo- 
ple something which they want 
especially a wholesome something. 

And there are millions of people 
in America who want popular- 
priced entertainment and who want 
some "say" in what that entertain- 
ment shall be. If men's suits went 
up to $200, and the wholesalers de 



oellent. The direction la unuaually 
intelligent. « 



FOB BISTDfOUISHED SEBYICE 

One-act play by Florcnca Clay Knows, 
done by the LishUioaae Players. Man- 
hattan; acenc, » modern apartment. 

Kate Barton Mary Blerman 

Mrs. Jim HardlDK LJIltan Hlllman 

Mary Ruth Aakenaa 

The Lighthouse Players are blind. 
The amaxing perforxaance given by 
the three women waa most praise- 
worthy In view of their limitations. 
Almost without mishap, they moved 
about, handled props and played 
their parta. 

The piece la a naivo morality- 
sketch, not rich In literary ingre- 
dients, but good enough. A woman 
about to have an affair with a 
friend's huaband la vlaited by the 
friend; they discusa the matter im- 
personally and the wife ia all on 
the aide of freedom, romance, etc., 
until it tranapires that it ia h«r own 
hu!A>and, when she rants and weeps; 
the other woman givea him up. hav- 
ing "taught her a lesson." . 

Beyond the uncapny aklll of these 
sightleaa amateurs In ma'neuvering, 
thla contribution revealed no sub- 
stantial purpose; but in the cir- 
cumstances It waa extraordinary. 



ASIA BE CASFO 

One-act play by Bdna St. Vincent MiUay, 
done by Adelpbl Coilece Dramatic Associa- 
tion, Brooklyn: directed by Henry Trader; 
q>ecia5 acene, futurist. 

Ah! Here came a little master- 
piece of stinging, tingling satire by 
Miss Millay, one of the most bril- 
liant of the younger writers of the 
day. And played aa finely as it was 
written. 

While this penetrating and poign- 
ant, charming yet grim parody on 
life and humanity, war and property 
rights ia not applicable in Its fine 
form tothe unsubtle commercial 
stage, it Is a lovely thing and 
should be played again and again 
at special i>erformances or as a cur- 
tain raiser. There ia nothing else 
very like it in our archives. 

Before the curtain had risen half 
way it was apparent that this was 
to be something splendid — the set- 
ting, the lighting, the costuming, that 
indefinable something In the air 
which strikea a corresponding 
something in an .audience, all said 
Art. 

Discovered, Alma Rochford (mark 



, . , the name, she will be a star some 

creed pink pants and green coats, day) as a plerrot, and a cream 
men would begin sewing their own I puff named I.«abella Brown as a 
clothes. The clothes would be l.;olumblne, are discussing the most 



grotesque at first, amateurish for a 
long time— but presently the whole- 
salers would have to surrender; and 
it might be too late, for when peo- 
ple learn that they have gifts and 
resources that they had never be- 
fore known they had, they are in- 
clined to utilize them. 

Therefore, while the first-night 
showing at Wallack's was far from 
Immediately decisive In favor of 
the ultimate Little Theatre con- 
quest of the world's stage, it was 
still significant. It revealed one or 
two personalities of shining promise 
and already certain merit; and It 
rang with the serious intentions and 
enduring courage of crusaders. Two 
of the three playlets were pro- 
foundly ambitious, and ambition 
has revolutionized worlds. 



I DID BUT JEST 

One-act play by Godfrey Schmidt, 
done by Our T.,ady of Mercy Players, 
Fordham, N. T.; directed by Anna 
Haugh: acene. chamlter in a French 
chateau, period ot 1400. 

Pl"re Robert Walsh 

Francois Robert Rose 

Want W^it Godfrey Schmidt 

IJidy Marie Acnes Hauch 

Godfrey Schhiidt. the author, also 
played the lead, a vagabond jester 
in love with a princess. Wounded 
1.1 defense of her name In a tavern, 
where a drunken knight impugns it 
because a mysterious lover has 
been serenading her, , the buffoon 
breaks Into the palace where the 
lady's mother's body lies awaiting 
burial. A guard attacks him, the 
lady rescues him. He declares his 
love and reveals that he is the one 
who has been serenadi.ig her. 

She laughs at his agony, thinking 
he is jesting, and he dies with a 
jeremiad against his unhappy lot, 
the jester .stii thought jesting even 
in his great Crisis. 

The writing is p.scudo-Shftke- 
spearea.i. flowing and at times elo- 
quent. The theme has been harped 
upon through many ages, and this 
playlet scarcely adds to the com- 
pendium of literature on the topic. 
But it clnsses with a great deal of 
it, .some which has been accepted 
as worthy. 

Schmidt is an actor of quality, 
with a resonant voice and a pen- 



delicious fripperies and flippancies 
Their little romantic farce is in 
terrupted by a gloomy figure — It 
might be Fate — with a prompt book 
and cowl, who drives them off to 
set a tragedy. They protest, and so 
do the tragedians, that the sur- 
roundings are all wrong; he says 
any surroundings are right for trag- 
edy. 

Then comes one of the most bit- 
ter, plain-spoken, ghastlyjittle trag- 
edies that this old reviewer has 
ever beheld, one which goes down to 
the bedrock of man'a inhumanity 
and lays bare the delusions of 
friendship, honesty, love. One shep- 
herd poisons the other as the other 
strangles him with a rlbt>on of gold. 
Kate grina and seta the scen« again 
for the continuation of the little 
farce. Pierrot and his confection 
start to play it and discover the two 
corpses. They scream and Fate an- 
swers that they must go ahedd. 
They protest that comedy cannot 
be played where death lies. Fate 
bawls back that farce finds Its home 
anywhere, everywhere — draw /lown 
the tablecloth and hide the bodies — 
the audience will forget. And so 
they do, and the curtain descends 
as they again start through their 
airy little comedy." 

In every particular this gem was 
performed as befit, which speaks of 
an exceedingly high standard. If 
that Is amateur theatrical.^, the 
"legitimate" may really beware, for 
it will not only give It a contest, 
but will elevate It If it doesn't watch 
out. />ni7. 



PLAYERS IN THE LEGITIMATE I 



BLANCHE BATES 

"Mrs. Partrido* Praaanta— * 
BKLItONT TBBATKK. MSW TOBK 
at: OVTHKIE MeCUNTIO 



HELEN BOLTON 

Vandarbilt Thaatra, New York 



jaybrennan 
stanleTrocers 

with 
"RIT2 REVUE" 
rOU, BALTUf ORB 



SPENCER OUytTERS 

"What's tha Shootin' For?" 
NOW 4 FLU8HER 



DULCIE COOPER 

Laada "Baggar on Horsabaek" 
Majeatle llieatre, Lm Aa««l«a 



NYMA D'ARNELL 

'H'opay and Eva" Prima Donna 
HABKIS THKATBB, MKW TOBK 



AIIAN DBffiHART 

WITH 

*'Appl«Mtuce'* 

Stac^by 

ALLAN DINEHART 

Fradassd kr lUCHABD nnUIDON 
HANMA THBATSB, CLBVUAND 



HARRY FENDER 



9f 



''Louie the 14th 



Cosmopolitan Theatre, New York 

INDEriMTELY 



JAMES OEASON 

TSZATSOr 

Chanin*s Theatre, N. Y. 



EDNA HffiBARD 

Tremendoua Hit in " L w dle a •! tb* Bve- 

Btaia" — Lyceum Theatre. New York 
INrecttaa, Jrale Ja«'»b»— WUIte Bdehten 



CLARA JOEL 

"MISMATES" 
llniea SqMtre llieatre. New T«rk 



GAIL KANE 

Actora* Equity Asaoclation 
New Vork CMy 



HARRY G. KEENAN 

"MT GIBL"— Dlre«tloa, Ljle D. Aadrcw* 

Vanderbilt Theatre. N. T. Indeflnltaly. 



Reviews of all the Little Theatr^ 
Tournamant performances thia week 
will appear in "Variety," tha re- 
maining five in next weak'a issue. 



WM. T.KENT 

'■Ro<«-M«rie'* 

Imperial Theatre, New York 



SUE MacMANAIIY 

"FOVB PLUSBBB" 
Ap*lle Tkcatr*. New T«rk 

' Indeflnlta 



HARRY PUCK 



tti 



l» 



'My Girl' 

Vanderbilt Theatre, New York 

INDBFINiTBLT 



JIMMY SAVO 

and JOAN FRANZA 

"Ritz Revue" 

Poli Theatre, Baltimora 



JOHN BOLES 

"Maroannry Mary" 
X<«Mia«r« Ikaate*, New lark 



SDYLUBOWHAN 

AS WANDA 

WITH 

"Rose-Marie" 

Wooda Thaatra, Chicago 

I., naUK JACOBB 



JOHN BYAM 

**My Girir 

Vandarbilt Thaatra, New York 



PHYLLIS CLEVELAND 

"TeilMm Mor^, 

Qaiaty Thaatra, N. Y. 



ARTHUR DEAGON 

"RoM-M«rie" 

Imperial Thaatra, Now York 
DirMtlea jrBNIE JACOBS 



MADELEINE FAIRBANKS 

"MaVcanary Mary" 
liff-cre Theatre. New favk 



BERT COJtERT . 

COMEDIAN 
*'CH1NA ROSE" 

Kaickerbocker Theatre, N/^. C. 



SAMHEARN 

"Mercenary Mary" 

Loncacre Theatr*, N. Y. 



WILLIE HOWARD 
"Sky High" ! 

Winter Garden, N. Y. 

Paraonal Mgr. EUGENE HOWARD 



ALLEN KEARNS 

"Mercenary Mary" 

Longacra Thaatra, N. Y. 



DOROTHY KNAPP 

"ZiegfeU FMiet" 

New Amsterdam Theatre 

NEW YORK 



CLARENCE NORDSTROM 

"Ziagfald Follies" 
Mew AaaateKUai Theatre, New Tark 



BASa RUYSDAE 

"Topay and Eva" "Uncle Tom" 
■arria Theatre, Kew Terk 



MARIE SAXON 

"My Girl" 

Vandarbilt Theatre, New York 



DIDKnNITBI.T 



BUY TAYLOR 

• JUVENILE 
"CHINA ROSE" 

Knickerbocker Theatre, N. Y. C, 



LOUIS SIMON 

'Mercenary Mary' 

Loniracj-e Theatre, N. V 



ilff'* ian't aa DOPulM>.aa tkaaUltr inou 'ih« oUi«i8, a« KUAvUb, ai« «jkn'.>tr^ JBt^A"— '-'■ 



•■SEADBIFT" BECALMED 

".Scadrlft," a play of the South 
Reaa with Adolph Klauber, the pro- 
ducer, has been laid away until fall. 
The play is rated promising proper- 
ty, Klauber deciding not to show it 
because of the waning neascm and 
generally bad going. 

When first tried out the piece had 
the title of "Wings of Chance." It 

5. '.."J. • . -.-lo-w ' 



LOUIS A. TEMPLEMAN 

AS 

"JIM KENYON" 
with "Rose-ManV 

nOODH THEATRR, CIIK-AGO 
rera«nal Ulrertien. JRNIB JACOBS 



AIMEE TORRIANI 

"Topsy and Eva" 

Karri* Theatre, New York 



JUDITH VOSSELU 

ZIELGRI.D'8 "LOriE THE 14TII" 
t^MBiopolitan Tlieatre. V. Y 



CHARLOITE TREADWAY 

Lead* — Woroar* Theatre 
LOM AN4;EKKM 

ALFRED a WHirT' 

T.eadins <"onicdl»n 
"Akle'« IrUh R««e." Hrpubhc. New Yorh 



a PIERRE WHITE 

WITH 

"Rose-Marie" 

Woods Theatre, ChicaQo 
INDEFINITELY 



CHARLES WnilAMS 

ECCENTRIC COMIC 

"Student Prince" 

J0L80N, NEW YORK 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



PICTURES 



"^'^ 



VARIETV 



29 



HUGE COMBINATION PENDING OF 
FOX,P.D.C AND UNIVERSAl CO.S 



Conferences on for Week — Combined Forces if 
Together Representing 144 Program Releases for 
Next Season — Specials, First Runs and ShorU, 

z' Besides Comedies, Etc. — No Denial but No Posi- 
tive Outcome — Another Meeting Held Yesterday 
(Tuesday)— DeMille-Kent Angle to It 



What looks like one of the bls- 
geat consolidations that has ever 
occurred In the picture Industry, 
seems to be under way at present,' 
with the possibility that as a result; 
of the conferences now on there! 
win be a consolidation of three 
huge producing^ and distributing In- 
terests, resulting In an organiza- 
tion appearing to top the field with 
the William Fox Film Corp., Unl-i 
versal an* the Producers' Distribut- 
ing Corp. as the componen- parts.! 

Conferences have been on for 
about a week. There was a meeting 
yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon in 
the ofBces oC Universal for a fiir-' 
titer discussion. 

At the William Fox organlvsatlon, 
Wlnfleld R. Sheehan, vice-president 
of the organization, without denying 
the possibility of a consolidation, 
stated his organization was fridndly 
with all factions and that they were 
boolfing into the theatres controlled 
by the bigger produ^ing-dlstrlbut- 
Ing orKanlzatlons as well as with 
the Independent exhibtors. 

John C. Fllnn, vice-president of 
the Producers' Distributing, could 
not be reached at the office of that 
corporation, as he was in the con- 
ference. 

At Universal It was impossible 
to reach anyone, as all were In the' 
conference that lasted until after 
6 p. m. 

Product Next Season 
. The Fox announcement of Its 
product for the coming season 
shows that it will release a total of 
4t pictures. Of these S6 are to be 
of the special attractions class, 
seven to star Tom Mix and a like 
number of Buck Jones pictures, the 
latter classlfled as Class B as 
against 42 Class A. 

The Universal product for the 
coming year 'Is to comprise 64 pic- 
tures. Of these there are to be 30 
as the second White List wWle 24 
are rated as Class B. 

Producers Distributing Corp. 
comes Into the field with 44 pro- 
ductions for the coming year of 
which they class 35 as A, 6 as B 
and 3 as C. 

This would give the three cbmered 
combifitition a total of 144 feature 
productions, without counting the 
short stuff, comedies and news reels 
turned out by Fox and Universal. 
Specials and 1st Ruhs 

The Producers Distributing Corp. 
with the Cecil B. De Mlile produc- 
tions as a basis have a good founda- 
tion to build on for first run and 
pre-release runs, Fox has a num- 
ber of attractions already slated for 
that class of houses such as "The 
Iron Horse," "The Fool" and the 
productions of the John Golden 
atage plays. Universal has several 
specials in their list which would 
also line up for the better class of 
houses and then there is the other 
productions which they could fill In 
with. 

The houses that Universal are 
lining up with those that Fox con- 
trols would give the three com- 
panies a basis of a trans-con- 
tlnental string that could readily 
be built up with the assistance of 
the Independent exhibitors that 
would come to their ranks, and In 
less than a year they would be 
virtually lined up as strong as any 
of the bigger combinations are at 
present. 

There is the possibility an inner 
fight in the Famous Players-Lasky 
executive ranks would find S. R. 
Kent po.ssibly available to head the 
combine organizations in the mat- 
ter of sales*. Kent is Zukor's man. 
It Is hardly possible that Zukor 
would let him leave Paramount 
where Kent has been so tremendous 
a factor in building, fiom the sales 
and nn.-^.u-lHl end. Lasky, it Is un- 
derstood wonid battle ajainst Kent 
succeedln:? to the presidency should 
Zukor want to, ptep down to devote 
himself to thiD theatre erid. probai)!} 
what Zukor would like most to do. 
Kent from. his businefts experience 
in tlie Industry and p.irticulariy 
With Paranaoiint woMd be the log^ 



RECEIVERSHIP 
FOR imp. CORP. 

Brulatour's $150,000 
Loan Well Protected 



A friendly receivership suit has: 
been started in the U. S. District 
Court by John B. Edgerton, suing 
on behalf of himself and other 
stockholders, against the American 
Motion Picture Corp., one of the 
largest distributors of educational, 
travel, Industrial and church films, 
with offices at 71 West 23d street 
and 50 Church street. New York. 

Jules E. Brulatour's loan of $150,- 
000 on a note, with a mortgage on 
the American M. P. Cori>oration's 
filmil as security, is cited as one 
cause for the receivership to pro- 
tect everyl)ody. Brulatour has only 
been satisfied in part and threatens 
to foreclose for the balance. 

Assets are quoted at 1847,162.15 to 
indicate the solvency of the cor- 
poration, the present difficulty be- 
ing the lack of ready cash to meet 
current bills. Of this amount, the 
film library of 3,000,000 feet of nega- 
tive film and COOO.OOO positives is 
valued at $768,473.56. The good will 
is worth an average of $2,000 weekly 
in income from rentals, according 
to the complaint. 

Edgerton claims there Is due him 
in excess of $25,000 for money 
loaned and avers he also acted as 
accommodation endorser on $77,- 
500 worth of paper. 

William H. Barr, president of the 
defendant corporation, joins in 
Edgerton's prayer for the receiver- 
ship. 



lO^jOOO Feet of "Hell's 
Highroads'' Scrapped 

Los Angeles, May 5. 

One week's work on Cecil B. De 
Mine's initial picture for Pro- 
ducers' Distributing Corporation 
has gone to waste and the se- 
quences destroyed. 

The picture is "Hell's Highroad," 
starring Leatrlce Joy, directed by 
Frank Urson and Paul Irlbe. They 
were Informed by DeMllle that the 
picture was not up to requirements 
and 10,000 feet of negative were 
thrown out. 

The picture will be made over 
with DeMllle giving personal su- 
pervision to the work. 



Nose Worth $100,000 

Los Angeles, May 5. 

Charging that his nose was dis- 
figured as the result of an opera- 
tion, Wllllafn Hi Scott, actor, has 
filed suit for $100,000 against Dr. 
Robert O. Griffith. Griffith re- 
cently settled a case for $30,000 
brought by Mrs. Sydney (Minnie) 
Chaplin. 

Scott's charge Is that hi<s nose 
receded from its original position 
after Griffith had botched a Job 
of removing an obstruction within 
the organ. 



ical 'man to go up to the head of 
the organization, althouph he per- 
sonally s.iys that he would ratht-r 
have Zukor at the head and work 
In association with liim. 

Cecil B. De Mille, who is provin? 
himself to be a strong factor in the 
Produjors' Dintributing, would be 
tickled to ha-ve Kent at the head of 
the three-cotnereii rembinatio.J I.i 
thp event that 11 wu.s hnally wor:<fii 
out for he has the ntmost faith in 
l\cnl'» al»ilii.\. wl'kh ba- Ijier, rf 
ihorpughl.v proven ^t ^l/ar-.imouni. in 
the last three years. 




Johnson's Sweden Film 



Emory Johnson, director, will 
shortly sau for Sweden, where 
he will make a picture, "Hap- 
piness," in co-operation with 
the government of that coun- 
try. 

Ralph L«wis will be taken 
abroad to play the lead in the 
Scandinavian production. 



GREAT-IF TRUE! 



BORIS PETROFF 

(Ballet Master) 
and 

DOROTHY BERKE 

(Premier Ballerina) 
Re-engaged in our respective 

capacities for next season by Bala- 

ban & Katx. 

Working under the personal 

supervision of FRANK CAMBRIA, 

Production Manager. 



Los Angeles, May 6. 

A million dollar bonus placed In 
escrow with Interest compounded 
semi-annually for tjvo years to- 
gether with a weekly silpend of 
$10,000 weekly is the latest offer 
Famous I'layers has made to 
Gloria Swanson to renew her con- 
tract with them. Should Gloria ac- 
cept it \Vould mean that she would 
virtually receive more than $20,000 
weekly for her services over the 
period :of two years that the con-, 
tract would call for. 

The bonus at compound interest 
would amount to $1,128,600 which 
together with the $10,000 weekly 
amount to $104,000 would mean that 
the income of the star for the pe- 
riod would be $2,168,600. That 
would make her the highest paid 
star of the screen to date. 



BIG DEAL ON 



Chicago, May 6. 

A deal of magnitude is aibout 
closing here without details avail- 
able. It's authentic, however, that 
Balaban & Katz are interested and 
on the buying end. The seller (or 
it may be a merger) Is reported as 
a most Important circuit here- 
abouts 

Much money for the consideration 
Is reported Involved. 



Boston, May S. 

Little doubt remains, but that the 
long-pending negotiations between 
Famous Players and the Gordon 
houses are swiftly coming to a fo- 
cus. A merger may be accomplished 
before the week ends. 

Consideration of ten million dol- 
lars Is rumored. 



Minister Resigns When 

Deacons Protest 

Worcester, Mass., May 5. 
Resenting the protests of some of 
the deacons of his church against 
his attending picture theatres. Rev. 
Floyd H. Adams, pastor Lincoln 
Square Baptist Church, has re- 
signed. His daughter, Dorothy 
Evelyn Adams, the assistant pastor, 
also resigned. She recently directed 
the presentation of two plays In the 
church for the benefit of mission 
funds. 



TOUENEUB WITH U FOB TEAB 

Maurice Tourneur has signed with 
Universal for a year, and will turn 
out four pictures. 

The first piece will be a Drury 
Lane melodrama. ^ ' < , 



OBEEH BACK WITH MEIGHAN 

Los Angeles, May 5. 

Alfred E. Green, who was respon- 
sible for the rise of ^omas 
Melghan as a picture star, will 
again direct Melghan. Green is 
leaving for New Tork this week to 
begin the production Of a Booth 
Tarklngton story, •Whispers." 

It Is understood that Melghan is 
endeavoring to get Green to direct 
all of his pictures In the future. 



MAY McAVOY IN "OLD DUTCH" 
Los Angeles, May 5. 

Ma/ McAvoy has been placed 
under contract by Universal to play 
the lead In "My Old Dutch." 

No director or star announced as 



SPECIAL AITRACTION BOOKING 
HRM OF BRAY & YOUNG FORMED 



Well-Known Showmen Specializing on Stage Attrac- 
tions for Picture Houses with Headquarters in 
Chicago — Picture Theatres Attraction Co. 



" Chicago, May S. 

Col. Charles E. Bray and Ernie 
Young have formed a picture house 
booking agency partnership under 
the corporate name of Picture The- 
atres Attraction Co., with offices 
in the Capitol building, this city. 
It is an Important afllliatlon, not 
only because of the two men being 
among the best known of all ttie 
all round showmen, but their 
agency is the first of established 
repute through them to openly en- 
ter the field of specializing on spe- 
cial stage attractions for exhibitors. 
Col. Bray Experienced 

Colonel Charles E. Bray is a 
veteran showman, knowing every 
branch of the sliow business from 
pictures to small time vaudeville. 
He has been a prominent executive 
in some of the larKCSt of the best 
known booking offiros. inclmllng 
the Westerti Vaudeville Associ.ttlon 
«<'hIcago). of which he was genfral 
n'ana«»er and in reality the in«tif.'a- 
tor of th:it present lart,'e institution, 
iK'IpIng to make the middle wettt the 
biggest centre of vaudeville in the 
country. l'revic>usty and afterward 
Col. Bray was an executive of the 



Orpheum circuit, directing many of 
the Improvements in that large big 
time chain. Recently the Colonel 
retired to spend two years in 
Europe but arriving over there and 
finding conditions greatly changed, 
concluded to come home. 

Ernie Youno. Agent-Producer 

Ernie Young has been everything 
in agent ing and producing. He is 
a recognized producer of musical 
girly shows, having framed many 
such successful productions for the 
best restaurants and fairs. He was 
the pioneer in i>ooklng big produc- 
tions for fairs and his record there 
is unparalleled. 

Col. Bray is president of the Pic- 
ture Theatres Attraction Co. and 
Mr. Young, general manager. 

The new forma::on lias mnde a 
stir in booking circles around here, 
al.«io niiioiis picture exhlijitors. It Is 
expected the new firm will make an 
active campaign to imbed them- 
selves into the picture booking 
deld, but ' will handle special and 
stage attractions only. It will not 
attempt to book or handle films, 
althouKh ready to supply anything 
needed for the picture hou.se utuge 
otherwise. 



HRE CHIEF AND 
GILDA GRAY 






Murphy of Frisco Made 
Business for Opposish 



Sun Francisco, May 5. 
Gilda Gray brought the crowds 
to Loew's Warfleld and Fire Chief 
Murphy sent them away. 

Everything broke right -for the 
shimmying Gilda, weather, opposi- 
tion, everything but the chief. Mur- 
phy has been trying to put through 
an ordinance that would place a 
fireman in every house, and he has 
succeeded In having the moss-grown 
1903 ordinance drafted to protect 
the public against nickelodeons of 
that period, enforced by the not- 
over-sympathetic police department. 
Up to the coming of Gilda to 
Loew's it. had been possible to 
place a sensible double line of 
standees back of the seats on the 
main floor, the overflow being 
parked Ih the Inner lobby and the 
next overflow on the street. The 
patrons of the house knew about 
the inside conditions by the num- 
ber of standees in the outer lobby — 
I they gauged their coin on the box 
1 office window by these conditions. 

With the ordinance enforced it 
threw the natural inside ftandees 
to the sidewalk and with II: is con- 
dition thousands dropped the hall 
dollars back Into their pockets and 
walked to the other houses, where 
they knew they could get In. It 
denied a house record for Gilda, but 
it sure helped the opposition. 

Despite all of this. Miss Gray ran 
away ahead of everything except 
two attractions at Loew's WarflekL 
She brought every possible type of 
theatregoer to the house, and with 
normal, happy conditions Gilda 
would have smashed every picture 
theatre record in San Francisco. As 
it was, she played to th« best con- 
sistent business In the history of 
the house. Gilda played to a 
patron in every seat at every show 
—and that is all Murphy would let 
her do. 



lightniii' " at Gaiety? 

"Lightnin' " In film form will pos- 
sibly be the first gun of the Broad- 
way campaign of the picture sen- 
son of 1925-26 thj\t will be fired by 
Fox. 

Fox Is already casting about for a 
legitimate house where the former 
record breaking legitimate comedy 
might be housed and are trying, 
through the influence of John 
Golden, to make a sentimental 
event of Its initial presentation on 
the main stem by obtaining the 
Gaiety, where the piece had its 
record breaking run with Frank 
Bacon at the head of the cast. 



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Schulberg Paying Clani 

Bow $350 Weekly 

Los Angeles, May 6. 

There seems to be a scrambl* 
among the Independent prodtirers 
for Clara Bow who Is under con- 
tract to B. P. Schulberg. At le.i.»t 
a half dozen are competing for her 
at the $2,000 weekly figure Schul- 
berg has set for lier services prior 
to his leaving for the east. 

Schulberg has the little Ingenue 
lead under contract for a period of 
years at $350 a week. She has de- 
veloped so greatly during her last 
few pictures the majority of the 
Independents are willing to come 
within striking figure of what 
Schulberg is asking: 



Chaplin-Purviance Co. 

Ix>8 Angeles, May 5. 

Charles Chaplin will branch out 
in the film business by starting a 
company in which Edna Purvlance, 
bis former leading lady, will star. 
She will make a series of society 
dramas and Chaplin may direct. 

Miss Purvlance arrived here Sat- 
urday from San Francisco, saying 
tiiat she would begin work in six 
weeks at the Chaplin studios. 



MBS. SAM QOLDWTN BETIBING 

I>os Angeles, May S. 
Frances Howard, wife of Samuel 
Goldwyn. has been released from 
her contract held by Famous 
Players. She will retire from both 
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Wedne^d^iy* May 6, 1925 



C. E. BRAY, President 



MOVING PICTURE 



Catering 




THERE IS NO QUESTION - ' 

but that today is the day of special attractions. That Motion Pictures do not suffice for the 
prices charged and that the public is demanding human faces and voices. 



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that the progressive, the far-seeing movmg picture manager has already adapted himself to 
prevailing conditions and is presenting attractions to draw and satisfy his patrons. 

: . CHAOnC CONOmONS > /^ 

have prevailed in booking special atl;ractions in picture houses because there has been no 
established responsible booking office that managers could absolutely rely upon. After a 
thorough study-and investigation of 'picture house conditions throughout the United States 
we are going to devote our time, energy and money to establish a bona-fide Clearing House 
where the Picture Theatres can buy special attractions for the least money and know when 
we contract to deliver that contract will be fulfilled. .,.-... - •. . 






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WHY US? 



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Because we kn6w what the patrons of picture houses want. We know after having supplied, 
managed, directed and. produced for the Keith-Albee Circuit, Orpheum Circuit, Western 
Vaudeville Managers' Association, Pantages and Loew just what salaries should be and are 
of all small and big time acts and performers. We have no connection or affiliation with 
any other branch of the show business. We do not have to book you under cover. Our 
prices on acts are the SAME FOR ALL. Our fee the usual booking commission. 

$75 OR $3,500 \ 

a week — it makes no difference; we are able to supply you. Moving Picture Theatre Man- 
agers have raised salaries by competing against each other. If you have a name or attraction 
in mind that you would like to play write or wire to us. We will do the buying for you, and 
with our facilities of being able to keep this act booked up for a number of weeks can secure 
it for less money than you. , ^ . .. ,. ;- , . ,. j 



Yes, We Will Be in Milwaukee for the ConventidPy Wis- 
consin Hotel, from May 10- 16. Let's Talk Things Over 










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VARIETY 



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THEATRE EXHIBITORS 



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NO EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE 

We are not seeking exclusive booking contract with you for your stage attractions. What wc 
want you to learn is that when we write or w ire you that an act is available, suitable and will 
make good in your house for a certain salary, that you will eventually come to know that 
our word can be absolutely relied upon. We are going to try and book acts from twenty to 
thirty weeks. The commissions derived fron^ this will be our means of livelihood and the 
benefit of the long-time booking will mean money in your pocket. Moving Picture 
Theatres are not considered opposition to any other part of show business, and therefore 
attractions are more acceptable to offers. We have handled and booked some of the biggest 
and highest priced performers in show business^ which is the recommendation that we can 
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SOPHIE TUCKER 
FATTY ARBUCKLE 
ORIGINAL HOUSE OF DAVID 
BAND ■ ^■■- V 

ISHAM JONES ORCHESTRA 
UKELELE IKE EDWARDS 
BURDY and NOWAY 
ERNIE YOUNG'S REVUE 
JACK NORWORTH 
VAN and SCHENCK 



MARION and RANDALL 

RUDOLPH VALENTINO 
GERTRUDE HOFFMAN and 

GIRLS 
JOHNNY DOOLEY 
ROY BARGY'S ORCHESTRA 
DeHAVEN and NICE 
THE THREE WHIRLWINDS 
JOE THOMAS SAXOTETTE 
HARRY TIGHE 
FOWLER and TAMARA 



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ART LANDRY and BAND 
TED LEWIS 
LESTER ALLEN 
EDDIE CANTOR 
AUNT JEMIMA .,^ 
FRISCO 

PROSPER and MARET 
HENRY SANTRY and BAND 
IVAN STACHCHENKO 
HARRY ROSE 
JIMMY HUSSEY 






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ANYTHING FROM A SINGLE ACT OR "NAME" TO AN ENTIRE PRODUC- 
TION WITH SCENERY, COSTUMES AND ELECTRICAL EFFECTS 



We Have Arranged a Special Bill of Attractions That Can Be 
Played in Your Theatre as a SYNCOPATION WEEK, CIRCUS 
WEEK, HOME TALENT WEEK, MUSICAL FESTIVAL, 
MINSTREL WEEK, TAKE-A-CHANCE WEEK 



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VARIETY 



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♦^TOP FURnNG": ; 

An AL CHRI8TIE Lauoh 8p««i«l '"* 
with 
JOHN T. MURRAY, WANDA HAWLEY, ETHEL SHANNON, JACK 
DUFFY, VERA STEDMAN. HALLAM COOLEY 

'THE CRIMSON RUNNER" 

"•'■■■"■ , sUrring 

PRISCILLA DEAN 

A HUNT STROMBERQ Predtiction 
with WARD CRANE, MITCHELL LEWIS, ALAN HALE 

THE GIRL OF GOUy 

•tarrins 

FUHIENCE VIDOR 

%vHh MALCOM MoQREQOR, CLAIRC DUBREY, ALAN ROtCOI. 
■BMIE EYTON, CHARLES FRENCH 

"HER MARKET VALUE" 

•tarring ^ 

AGNES AYRES 

\vith ANDERS RANDOLPH. TAYLOR HOLMES, HEOOA HOPPER, 

EDWARD EARLE 
A ^AUL POWELL Pr«4u«tiM 

"BEAUTY AND THE BAD MAN" 

By PETEtl S. KYNE 
A FRANK WOODS S»Mial ProrfuctiMi , 
With MABEL BALLIN, FORREST STANLEY, RUSStLL Sf|lPSON 



"PRIVATE AFFAIRS" 

A RENAUO HOFFMAN Predu«ti«n 

with GLADYS HULETTE, ROBERT AQNEW, MILDRED HARRIS, 

DAVID BUTLER, ARTHUR HOYT, BETTY FRANCISCO, WILLIS 

MARKS, CHARLES 8ELL0N, HARDEE KIRKLAND, J. FRANK 

QLENOON, FRANK COFFYN. CHARLES W. MACK 

"THE AWFUL TRUTH" 

•tarring 

AGNES AYRES 

^ An ELMER HARRIS Production 
from INA CLAIRE'S Great Broadway Success 
witli WARNER BAXTER, PHILLIPS 8MALLEY, WINIFRED BRYSON 

"ON THE THRESHOLD" 

A RENAUD HOFFMAN Production 

from WILBUR HALL'S Saturday Evening Po4 Stmy 

with GLADYS HULETTE, HENRY B. WALTHALL. ROBERT 

GORDON, WILLIS MARKS, SAM DoGRASSE, CHARLES 8ELL0N. 

MARGARET 8EDD0N 



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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



PiaURE-YAODEVILLE COMBINATION POLICY DESTINED 
FOR UNIVERSAL USE IN BOTH BRANCHES 



This Issue of ''Variety" Indicator— Vaudeville as 
''Out*' for Independent Film Producers — Also 
Big Film Distributors Now Harried, by "Buying 
Combinations" of Exhibitors — New Buying Mar- 
ket for Pictures in Vaudeville and Legitimate 
Houses — **Variety" as General Theatrical Me- 
tlium. Reaching All Show Business 



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The gap existing between vaude* 
viUe and pictures and pictures and 
vaudeville is rapidly being bridged. 
The past six months has brought 
about a well defined change in ttte 
picture exhibiting business to an 
extent that the big factors in the 
exhibiting end of the fltm induatrjr 
ar» "up in the air" as to what U 
the best 4rawi|ig policy, ■ 

They lvitrlt':'lilt on vaudeville as 
the solution, fpr more and more of 
the bigger bouses through the 
country hart' reached Into' vaude- 
ville engaglaf '^amAs" to top the 
programs aJUl All In ' the stage 
•hows at tfaair theatres to get the 
public ooaSttkg. : 

It Is mor« poticeaWe a-#ay from 
New York than along Broadway, 
where the sextet of big picture 
bouses manage to tide over the 
week providing they get a big' Sat- 
urday aQd Sunday business, some- 



thinsr almost certain unless the 
weather breaks go against them. 
In the outlying cities where the 
exhibitors have to go out and get 
business every day to make both 
ends meet "names" from vaude- 
vilie and n^iusical comedy have been 
a life sltver for the balance sheets. 
^Bisotr and Better" Bunk 
The producer and distributor both 
have looked with alarm on the In- 
roads that added attractions were 
making on the regular motion pic- 
ture house programs. The "bigger 
and better" picture waus all the 
bunk and they kneW that they were 
handing it pxit. The P's and IVs 
had . to. do something and that self 
sam^ Bomethlng was nothing more 
or less tban to go after the vaude- 
ville theatres with an offer of a 
screen entertainment to those 
hotlse*. ' The straight out and out 
picture boose was a medium that 



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"Hie Piano Marvel 

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May 7, 8, 9— Central Park Theatre, Chicago 
WeekMay ll-H^hioago Theatre, Chicago 
Week May ta— tlvoll Theatre^ Chicago 
•Week May 26— fihricra Theatre^ Chicago 

With ApprecuaionO*0me9Mra. BALABAN A KATZ, 
FMNJC CAMBRIA and NATHANIEL FINSTON 



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Week June 6— State Theatre, Minneapolis '''■•'^^^' 
Week June 13— Capitol Theatre, St. Paul 
, V Week June 20— Garrick Theatre, Duluth , 

With Appreciation to Me$9r». FINKLESTEIN, RUBIN 
and C. R. MURPHY 



WEEKLY FILM REVIEW: 

"ONE OF THE STRONGEST DRAWING ACTS tliat has come to 
Atlanta in a long time was that which the Howard presented in "The 
Piano Marvel." Martin K, Mortensen, who has a string of achieve- 
ments after ht3 name as long as the titles worn by the Prince of 
Wales. The climax of the brilliant act was the PLAYING SIMUL- 
TANEOUSLY ON TWO PIANOS— on one with his right hand, on the 
other with his left He. was applauded to the echo and had to give 
several encores at e^ch p^fformance before the entliusiastlc audience 
would let him fo/' ; i 



as far as first runs and to a great 
extent some of the second ru^s are 
concerned was slipping away from 
them. 

The big moguls of pictures see aa 
vaudeville already has seen that 
vaudeville and pictures are ^ going 
to be so closely mated it wilt be 
difficult to distinguish one fnnn 
the other. 

In this Issue of Variety there Is 
more motion picture advertietn^ 
than has ever been carried in, any 
single number of a regular edition 
of the paper. Variety is the only 
medium that reaches all branches of 
show business. The Sim industr>' 
has its trade papers strictly for 
pictures, but Variety as a geaeniJ. 
theatrical paper Is alone. 

As an Instance of how td^- 
sighted picture producers and dis- 
tributors can be one has but to 
review the facts in regard to Harry 
Langdon, now a picture star who 
has the producers bidding their 
heads off for his services. Today 
they are q^erlng him IS.SOO a week, 
by September at which time his 
contract with Mack Sennett ends, 
their offers will have undoubtedly 
climbed to fS.OOf a> week and that 
is possibly the figure Ltangdon will 
sign for. . / 

Langdon was a standard act in 
vaudeville for years. His name 
meant something In vaudeville, but 
while the Sennett people had him 
under contract they did not go after 
the vaudeville houses with an or- 
ganised campaign to sell him to 
the men who knew Langdon as a 
comedian, kn^w his worth to the 
box office and' had' a ready made 
audience for the comedian.' They 
spent the greater patrt of their^ttme 
trylhi^ tb convince exhibl6>n to 
^bom Harry' Ladg^n as a name 
at -that., tlnie.-meant nothing, that 
here was a^ real comedy star. They 
QoiUd have 'asked double the rentals 
from vaudeville houses, that they 
got '^ir^m ^picture theatriw for the 
lABigi^'munt! -ijflih , •Vaudeville 
val\)e ready made. (Vj, . ' 
; x^udevWe H«M«|w :^ Film* 
i;;,iq|»*»H»iitl4Mt^^^^ evary 

town nt any sitae where there are 
tW4>, three, .four or_ five big picture 
t^Mirul :(^^ ■ho'u^s are- tied up to 
. ^/(CfiF^tlnued j>n page 42) 

CieKclMwiiV^ May 11 

-'., Detroit, Mich., May 5. 

Th<^ damage suit |fietituted sev- 
eral years ago by Phil Gleichman, 
former owner of the Broadway 
Strand theatre, against the Famous 
Plaj^ers La^ky Co^p.and John H. 
Kuneky, ..will be definitely- started 
May ll In the Wayne County Cir- 
cuit UxMift". ' Representing Mr. 
Glelchjuan will b^ Rol>ert M. Brown- 
son and the law firm oi, which Hon. 
AleXv Tf. .Croesbedfc; Governor of 
Micl^gaa. is' a member. I^epresent- 
in^ the Ramous Players will be their 
tfi'O.w ;T/(Mrk ^Attorneys and the De- 
troit tlAn of SteyenjMn'i Carpenter 
and SititstA.y .' ' \- *;" 

Fainotis entered into- a fly^-year 
contract «*^hibh gave GlelchfrtSin the 
exchiMve flnat-rrun i^owlng of Pa- 
ran!i)^.<p,lcti*re3 at.:|he Broadway- 
Strand. -* After three years. Famous 
abrogated the contract and sold 
the flrst-run privilege to John H. 
Kunsky, thereby securing larger 
rentals and Income from the pic- 
tures. 



Producer-Owned Theatres 
Condemned by Convention 

Kan.sas City, May S. 

Some hundred and fifty theatre 
owners of Kansas and Missouri 
were here attending the eighth an- 
nual convention of the Motion Pic- 
ture Theatre Owners' Association. 
The session lasted two days. Com- 
mercial entertainments presented 
by schools, lodges and churches 
came In for a great part of the dis- 
cussions and were generally con- 
demned by the managers. 

R. R. Biechele. Kansas City 
(Kans.) was re-elected -preetdettt 
He was strong Ih his denet^oemeiit 
of "Producer-owned thetares,** and 
said, "We feel the tlghltk of indi- 
vidual ownws are being encroached 
upon. It is as unfair as if 'a farmer 
would enter the retail grocery field. 
The public should be concerned 
with the poseiMlity of. the industry 
being controlled by a great {rdtt. 
Admittance prices, then, like gaso- 
line prices now, would be set arbi- 
trarily by the trust." 

Commenting upon the kind of 
pictures the .tublic want*. Mr. 
Biechele said the theatre owners 
yirere finding' a ateadlty growing de- 
mand for a better class of fliihs; but' 
were handicapped In some instances 
by the tastes of the residents in the 
neighborhood of his house. He cited 
the "Last Itauf h" as a picture for 
which inost of the fans were not 
ready. 

The showing of feature produc- 
tions, as road shows, before being 
released to the regular picture the- 
atres, was also opposed as detri- 
mental to the. Industry. ,. '. 

Officers were elected, fpf the en- 
suing years aa follows: p.. R, 
dlschele. Kansas City, Kan., presi- 
dent; H. A. McClure. Emporia; Jay 
Means. Kansas City. Kans., and 
Charies A, Bull, Wichita, . vice- 
presidents; R. C. Liggett, Kstnsas. 
City. Kansy,, secretary; Fred Meyn. 
Kansas City, < Kans,, treasurer. The 
following managers were chosen as 
directors: Charles Sears^ Nevada, 
Mo.; W. P, Cuff, Chiilicothe, Mo.; 
8. E. Wiihoit, Springfield. Mo.; A. 
F. Baker, Kinsas City, iCane.t Jack 
Truitt, Sedalia, Mo.; O. L.: Hooper, 
Topeka{' Walter Wallace; Leaven- 
worth"; • K. E. Frarler, Pittsburg. 
Kans.; M; B.Shanberg. Hutchinson. 
Kans.; Barney Dublnsky. St. Jo- 
seph; C. R. Wilson. Liberty. Md.; 
Ben Levy, Joplin, Mo., and L. M. 
Miller, Wichita, Kans. 



ENGLISH EXHIBS. 
COiWE OVER 

FOR INFO 



Petroff in Charge of 
B. & K/s BaUet Dept. 

Chicago. May 5. 

Boris Petroff has been algned by 
B. & K. to assume charge of their 
ballet department, which they are 
Inaugurating next season. Petroff 
formerly was employed in the same 
capacity at McVickers and re- 
tained when B. ft K. took over the 
management of the house. 

Heretofore B. & K. depended on 
the various dancing schools to fur- 
nish them with their ballet talent. 
The new department will employ a 
school of 12 girls, who' will be 
given a year's contract, guarantee- 
ing them 35 weeks a season. Mrs. 
Petroff (Dorothy Berke) has been 
engaged as premier ballerina. 

The entire department will bo 
under the supervision of Pr.ink 
Cambria, production manager Xor 
the B. A K. intere"t«.i »•• * v..*- 



Unsettled Conditions 

Affect Stock Market 

Universal last week reslstered no 
sales, which apparently means they 
are waiting for the re-jults of the 
independent combine which - is 
expected soon. 

Warner's stock stayed around 
IC and under, which indicates the 
acqijisitlon of Vitagraph has not 
boosted their stock. . 

Famous,- however, went ahead at 
a great rate and the citing of 
1 08 Vi • on their preferred indicates^ 
that it is shoving to touch the high 
of 110, while common closed Tues- 
day at 101 H. not far from the re- 
cent 103 high. The others stood, 
still or showed no startling devel- 
opments. 

Sales. Hl(th. Low. Clone. Ch'go. 

nantman Kod.. 2.100 imm, 1(WH 100 + % 

l^mous Play.. 7,800 1U2'^ lOlVt lOm — % 

Do. PM 600 108H 107% 108H + \4 

r.,0(»w. Inc. 800 2a% 2»«4 iM\ — % 

Metro-Qold .... lOO 20^4 20% 20^4 + % 

Orpheum Clr... 600 27H 27H ?T^ — V4 

Curb 

Sale*. >llKh.Low Close rii'gc. 

M. P. Corp.... 100 17H 17% 17H + H 

Pathe 430 45 43S4 *3\k —2% 

•Universal 

V\'arner Broa. .. r,00 Irt !.■> 1.1 _ u 

I>0- "A" 800 16% lOX 1M4 — V, 

, *No aalaa or quotation. 

£LTIN6£*S FILM COMEDY 

Los AnBeles. May C. 
Julian Eltinge has signed for a 
full length comedy with Al Chris- 
tie. The picture will be direcbnl 
by Scott Sidney, with i)roduction 
beginning in ' Augu.st for rclea.se 
through P. D. C. 



Members of British C. E. 

A.— Will Travel and 

Learn 



'LORD JIM" AS PICTURE 

•Tvord Jim." ore of Joseph Con- 
rad'.'? novel.*, has been oi)taiiicil b.v 
PamouM PlayeiR-r.aaky, and will "l>e 
one of the fall productions. Victor 
Fleming will direct. 



Six members of the CincmHto-! 
graph Exhibitors' Association of 
Great Britain and Ireland are at 
present in New York on their way 
to attend the national convention 
of the M. P. T. O. A. in Milwaukee. 
Later they wiU make a tour of the 
country, investigating, producing, 
distributing and exhibiting condi- 
tions on this side of the Atlantic. 
In all they will spend about two 
months in America for an intensive 
•tudy of the plctare situation as 
riegards the statae of the American 
Independent exhibitor. • . ' 

The party Is headed by William 
().' King, general secretary of the 
C. K. A. His colleagues are Major 
A. J. Gale, ex-president of the C. 
E. A., and a member of the general 
oooncii; Connoillor C. F. McDonald 
of Birmingham, also an ex-presi- 
dent; Capt. J. W. Barber, member 
of the general council; Arthur Cun- . 
ningham of Leeds and F. H. Coo- 
per of Norwich, both members of 
the general council. 

The C.'B. A. in Britain is pos- 
sibfy tlie equivalent of the M. P. 
T. O. A. In this country; From a 
general outline given by Mr. King 
it would seem tliat the English ex- 
hibitor is in a much better position 
as far as organization Is concerned 
than his American brethren. There 
are aboirt 3,600 ethlbitore in the 
tfiiited Kingdom ahd these are 85 
per' cent ' organlaktion hiembers. 
The C. E.' A. has 23 branches, cov- 
ering the entire kingdom. ' It was 
formed th 1913 by Mr: King and 
seven dth«r exhibit6rs and has had 
a remarkable growth'. 
• The C. E. A. Is also responsible 
for the foi'mat|ori of a body called 
the Cinematograph Trade Council, 
which unites producer, distributor 
and exhibitor. ' • 

Mart; Twain in England 
. Mr, Kln» has dabbled in law. 
medicine, llterattire and last but 
not leiist'was a newspaperman. Pos- 
sibly he might prefer to be called 
a journalist, but in America those 
of that Ilk carry canes. Mr. King 
didn't seem to have one. 

While crediting the U. S. with 
having produced the -hpst In mQtloa 
pictures, Mr. King also credits ue 
with having turned out the worst. 
He knew Mark Twain, which shows 
he isnt a chicken and recalls that 
when Twain arrived in EnglajuH>n« 
of the papers issued an extra with 
the usual poster headlines of which 
read "Mark Twain Arrives; Ascot 
Cup Stolen." 

■ The chain theatre situation is 
one English exhibitors intend going 
into most thoroughly, especially the 
producer-distributor own and op- 
erated chains. That situatton in- 
terests them the most. Though 
they believe there is room enough 
for all and thifit it might be quite 
proper for a producer-exhibitor to 
operate a house in London, the 
provincial exhibitor in England does 
not intend to let the producers make 
iproads into their territor.v. 



PRISCItLA'S KEEPING IT UP 

PrisciUa Dean will continue her 
personal "break-in" appearatice.s 
With her -succeeding releases. She 
began with "A Cafe in Cairo" and 
played it in most of the big cit.v 
fir.st runs. 

Now she I.s (loin.5 tlio HMnp with 
"The Crimson nuniier," a later re- 
lease. Producers' Distributing Cor- 
poration is currently bookin.? her 
through the we.st. It Is figured she 
stands a better chance to set over 
through playing the coml>in.itioii 
houses than in the straigl'.t pu-ture 
theatres. 



U'S EASTERN-MADE FILM 

Will Nigh, recently .signed '>}' 
l'nlrer.«)al, has completed "The I,it- 
tle Giant," the first U picture to l>e 
made in the east in five years. 

It i.s understood that UnU'er.'^i! 
will hold Xi^h in the cast. , 



BILLY B. VAN'S 

PINE TREE SOAP 

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JESSE LASKY BLOCKING ELEVATION OF 
SIDNEY KENT TO ADOLPH ZUKOR'S SEAT 



Reported Lasky Believes Post of F. P.-L. Presidency 
^ Belongs to Him if Zukor Becomes Chairman of 
Board^T-Still Talking It Over on Coast — Cecil 
Pe Mille Wants Kent for P. D. C.~Gloria Swan- 
son's Next Contract 



IjOM Angeles, May 8. 
The matter of Sidney R. Kent tak- 

' DC over the presidency of Famous 
Players-Lasky and of Gloria Swan- 
renewing her contract with the 
[anUation, kept Adolph Zukor, 
L. Lasky, Kent and other 

"^ecutlves of the organisation here, 
following the closing of their Inter- 
aational convention. 

It was figured that Mr. Zukor 
would be ready at the closing ses- 
sion to announce Kent had suc- 
ceeded him as active head of the 
JF. P. Lk orgcuiisation, and that he 
(Zukor) would take over the post 
of chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors, as well as giving most of his 
time to the operation of the Par- 
amount chain of theatres. The 
stumbling block happened to be 
I^asky. The latter did not feel that 
Kent or anyone else should take the 
Job. and that if Zukor wanted to 
abdicate Lasky felt that Lasky was 
Justly entitled to the position and 
the honors that went with it. 

Many conferences were held dur- 
ing the convention period, but 
lAsky is reported to have stood 

' Arm. It was pointed out to him 
that Kent was a big factor on the 
success of the organization, and 
that it was an opportune time to 
reward him for good work done. 
Then it is said reports had reached 
the Paramount heads that Cecil B. 
l>e Mille had been in touch with 
Kent, and offered him a flattering 
proposition to take over the Pro- 
ducers' Distributing Corporation 
and have entire charge of their 
product. 

According to inside sources, Ke.it 
Is getting a salary of $60,000 a year 
from F. P.-L. and a l^tonus, while 
the De Mille otftr is said to have 
been considerably in excess of this 

. amount. 

1^' Though Kent's attitude in the 
natter is not known, it is stated he 
will call for a showdown from 
Lasky, and that If things are not 
arranged to his satisfaction, he may 
make different plans for his future. 
Zukor meantime has been bringing 
pressure to bear on Lasky directly 
and Indirectly to show that the 
move of giving thi5 reins to Kent is 
a logical one and essential. It is 
said Zukor is wyiing to make per- 
sonal concessions to Lasky if the 
latter will listen to the proposition 
as he outlines it. 

Way Paved for Kent 
That the way was paved for Kent 
to take over the big job was quite 

1^ obvious here during the convention. 

^ Svery thing in publicity was Zukor- 

flAsky and Kent. Portraits of the 
trio were hung about the entranofc 
to the Ambassador hotel, where the 
convention was held; also in the 
lobby as well as in the exchange 
and theatres controlled by Para- 
mount. 

When De Mille officiated as mas- 
ter of ceremonies at the opening of 
"Madame Sans Gene" he paid equal 
tribute to all three of the men, with 
the mentioning of Kent, bringing 
double the applause from t"ho8e 
gathered, who Included several 
hundred employes, than the names 
of the other two men got.. 
Though De Mille couM not be 

/eached to get his version of the 
proposition made by him to Kent, it 
is said that the former Paramount 
director is contemplating enter- 
talning Kent at his ranch during 
the latter's stay here. They are 
close friends and on previous occa- 
sions when Kent was here he took 
trips on De Mille's yacht. 

Even though this matter is the 
most important being taken up, 



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EXPLOITATION.S 
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Brooms 

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STOCK SELLING 

DANGEROUS 

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Webb-Phelps Bill Then 
Effective— Stock Ped- 
dlers Covered by It 



The death knell has been sounded 
on the wholesale selling of bogus 
or phoney picture stock in New 
York State, "phere has been an ef- 
fort for some to put an effectual 
stop to the group of glib salesmen, 
who are making the rounds selling 
stock In alleged picturt corpora- 
tions. 

After June 1 aellfng valueless 
stoek is going to prove the biggest 
kind of a stumbling block through 
the "W^bb-Phelps bill in New York, 
which becomes effective on that 
date. In the new Martin act em- 
bodied in that bill the seller of the 
bogus stock faces the severest kind 
of court action. 

Many have been flim-flammed 
and gypped, yet the sellers go; 
away. 

Under the new law things will bo 
different, and there will not 1)e as 
many wholesale attempts to peddle 
worthless stock. 



ETHEL SHABHOH DTJUSED 

Bthel Shannon was seriously in- 
jured Sunday near San Fernando 
In taking of a Hunt Stromberg 
western. She is now In the An- 
gelus Hospital here suffering from 
a wrenched back, shoulders and 
severe bruises. 

Miss Shannon wa,s one of the 
passengers In a stage coach being 
driven by Charles "Buddy" Post, 
a screen leading man, when the 
coach became unmanageable and 
turned over several times. Post 
Jumped and escaped injury, but 
Miss Shannon, inside, could not 
escape. 



IIABEL NORMAND BACK! 

Los Angeles, May 5. 

Mabel Normand Is reported to 
be dickering with I. E. Chadwlck 
to return to the screen in "Sun- 
shine of Paradise Alley." In event 
this deal is consummated, Larry 
Semon win direct the picture, at 
present being under Cliadwick con- 
tract. 

The Will Hays orianlzation will 
not interfere with the plan. It is 
understood. 



Zukor, Kent and Lasky have had 
several meetings with Gloria Swan- 
son regarding the renewal of her 
contract with F. P. They have made 
It plain that they will equal any 
proposition made to her for a fu- 
ture contract, and that if she 
chooses to she can ask others who 
have made overtures for her serv- 
ices to o\itllne their proposition, 
and regardless Of what it may be it 
is to be met by F. P.. 

It is said De Mllle ha.^ a promise 
from Mi.ss Swanson he will be cdn- 
sidPred in the matter; also that 
United Artists want to gain her 
.services, with the report also Mary 
Pickford will aid In doing what she 
can to convince Miss Swanson that 
she would make the right move in 
joining the U. A. Rroup. and that the 
financial return for her as a result 
would be larger than foithcoming 
from other sources. 

Miss Swanson also has a proposal 
from the Warner Brothers concern. 



IIOHTNIB' ' AHD 'UOHTNING' 

Fox announced the screening of 
John Golden's famous success, 
Llghtnln'," while Tiffany produc- 
tions expect to bring out a version 
of Zane Grey's story "Lightning." 

Not long ago an independent pic- 
ture was shown In New York houses 
under the same title. 



Federal Trade Dismisses 
Sacnger Action; Like F. P. 

Washington, May 5. 

The Federal Trade Commission 
has dismissed its old complaint, is- 
sued in June, 1918, against the 
Saenger Amusement Company, of 
New Orleans. The complaint, held 
up due to the like case against Fa- 
mous Players, charged the Saenger 
company with restralni.ig trade 
and suppressing competition. 

The commission would not com- 
ment upon what effect, if any, the 
dismissal of this complaint would 
have on the Famous Players' ac- 
tion. 



W. CHAS. PUCH MISSING, 

No reassuring word has 7«t 
reached the Associated Exhibitors' 
New York office as to the where- 
abouts of W. Charles Pugh, man- 
ager Portland (Ore.) branch of 
A. E., who has been missing for 
over two weeks. 

Pugh gut into hia car and left 
Portland to visit one of his branch 
links in that territory, with only 
)4 on his person. 

Pugh recently won the $2,500 cash, 
award to the A. B. branch, selling 
the most dates of "Spitflre." The 
check had been mailed to him a 
few days before his disai .^earance. 




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HIE IRON HORSE 

Ran a year at the Lyric Theatre, New York. Now playing an 
indelmite engagement at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Hellywoo4, 
California, breaking all records. The cast is headed by Geoi^e 
- O'Brien, Madge Bellamy and J. Farrell MacDonald. In support are 
GUdys Hulette. Cyril Chadwick. Will Walling. Charles Edward Bull. 
.>i . James Marcus, a regiment of United States troops, 4.000 railway 
workmen, 800 Indians. 2.000 horses, 1,300 buffalo, 10,000 Texas steers. 
A John Ford production. The story is by John Russell and Charles 
Kenycm. ' 

MARRIAGE 



William Fox scores an unusual achievement in presentin£ :<m, the 
screen for the first time one of the novels by H. G. Wells, who 
occupies the most prominent place in the modern literary hall of fame. 
This will, be a' Roy Neil production with a scenario prepared by 
Gerald C. DuflFy. 



LAZYBONES 



The play, produced by Sam H. Harris and written by Owen Davis, 
was one of last year's leading New York hits. In this produc^ioQt 
are dramatized the romantic, lovable traits of American small town 
folk. A Frank Borzage production from scenario by Frances Marion. 
\vith a star cast. 



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From the John Golden stage success by Winchelf Smith and Tom 
Gushing that ran a year in New York and four years on tour. 
Scenario by Frances Marion. Another John Ford production. 
Through an arrangement between William Fox and John Gplden, and 
the co-operation of Wijl H. Hays, part of the proceeds will 1|? turned 
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The charm of Dixie contrasted with the whirl of Broddway. This 
new novel by Barry Benefield will be translated to the screen by 
Victor Schertzjnger. The scenario is by Edfrid Bingham. The cast 
will be headed by Madge Bellamy of "The Iron Horse" and Jay Hunt 
of "Lightnin'." .-^ .^ * . 



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From the world-famous novel, "Nostromo," by Joseph l i.ail, the 
world's most popular writer of sea stories. It is a mighty romance 
of love and honor presented as only Conrad could write it. Rowland 
V. Lee will direct. 






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fH HEAVEN 

As one of the John Golden Unit, the screen version bids fair to sur- 
pass *the play. Frances Marion wrote the scenario and Emmett Flynn, 
director of "The Connecticut Yankee." staged the piece. One of the 
greatest casts ever assembled and a lavish production. 

AS NO MAN HAS LOVED - 

Another William Fox epic. Based on Edward Everett Hale's classic, 
"The Man Without a Country." Direct from a three months' run 
at the Central Theatre. New York. Directed by Rowland V. Lee. 
The cast includes Pauline Starke, Edward Heam, Richard Tucker, 
William Walling and George Billings. ., , ;,< 



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Box office success is assured the photoplay version of this John Golden 
stage production written by Winchell Smith. A drama of temptation 
directed by Victor Schertzinger. The cast Includes Harrison Ford, 
Claire Adams and Mahlon Hamilton. The screen version is by Edfrid 
Hingham. 



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THUNDER MOUNTAIN 



Taken from the John Golden stage success. "Howdy Folks." The 
virile drama of a girl who wanted to lead her own life. Played a full 
season each in New York, Boston and Chicago. A Victor Schertzinger 
production. Screen version by Gerald C. Duffy from Pearl Franklin's 
play. ' 



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THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD 



This dynamic American epic contains vivid action and a terrific dra- 
matic climax. A Reginald Barker production, with the scenario by 
Charles Kenyon. who wrote "The Iron Horse." The! cast includes! 
Edmutid Lowe, Alma Rubens, Jacqueline Logan and Paul Panzer. 



THE WINDING Sim 



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A screen version of the fascinating story by A. E. W. Mason, writer 
of romantic novels, laid in Morocco. Swift moving action and a 
passionate love story are combined in a picture of surpassing interest 
and suspense, superbly mounted and portrayed by a cast of supreme 
excellence. A romance that will deliver the goods. 



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THE FOOL 



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Now presented on the screen with Edmund Lowe iand an all-star cast. 
Harry Millarde directed the screen version of Channing Pollock's* 
stage success from the scenario prepared by Edmund Gouldinp. Two 
years* triumph in New York, twelve road companies, four million 
paid admissions. 



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John Golden's play ihat broke the world record. Jay Hunt plays 
"Lightnin' Bill Jones," the role that immortalized Frank Bacon. The 
cast includes Madge Bellamy, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ethel Clayton, 
Otis Harlan and James Marcus. Directed by John Ford, who made 
"The Iron Horse." The scenario, by Frances Marion, i«^ based on 
Frank Bacon and Winchcll .""Smith's stage version. 



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The life story of Kings of the turf. The greatest horse race ever 
filmed. Directed by John Ford, who made "The Iron Horse," from a 
story by Dorothy Yost. The exceptional cast includes Henry B. 
Walthall, Gertrude Astor and J. Farrell MacDonald. 



ilEE HGHTING HEART 



The story of a red-blooded country boy and the girl he loves, adapted 
from the novel, "Once to Every Man." by Larry Evans. It will be 
directed by John Ford from the screen version by Lillie Hayward. 
The cast includes George O'Brien. Bilhe Dove, J. Farrell MacDonald, 
.Victor MacLaglen, Diana Miller and James Marcus, 



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from the pen of Peter B. Kyne,, America's most popular writer of 
western romance. Mr. Kyne has contracted to write exclusively for 
Fox photoplays and to participate in the construction and editing 
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PART TIME WIVES 



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From the Good Housekeeping Magazine story by Bessie Beatty and _ 
the screen version by Gerald C. Duffy. An Emmett Flynn produc- 
tion jivhich will contain a cast of screen favorites. A story of "Now 
and Then" wives among the wealthy in Palm Beach, New York and 
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ISIBERIA 



Bartley Campbell's great melodramatic success did a greater gross 
business than any other melodrama ever produced. Victor 
Schertzinger will direct the screen version. In it will be incorporated 
scenes showing the salt mines in Siberia, the Czar's great spy system 
and the inutiny of the political exiles. 






3 BAD MEN 



Founded on the struggle for conquest, love and treasure. Staged by 
Rowland V. Lee. who directed "As No Man Has Loved." Story by 
Charles Kenyen, author of "The Iron Horse." The cast— George 
O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Edmund Lowe, Charles Buck Jones. Alma 
Rubens and J. Farrell MacDonald. 



HAVOC 



The great international stage success of New York, London and 
Paris presented with a brilliant cast headed by George O'Brien and 
including. Madge Bellamy, Walter McGrail, David Butler and Leslie 
Fenton. A Rowland V. Lee production. Scenario by Edmund 
Goulding from the play by Henry Wall. 



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Another John Golden stage success written by Frank Craven. It 
ran for two solid years in New York, and its success was duplicated 
in all leading cities. Frances Marion wrote the scenario ibr the 
photoplay version, which will be directed by Frank Borzage* 



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.Bolton, staged by Winchell Smith. This comedy of married life 

scored at the Little Theatre in New York and was successful on tmir. 



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For fifty years acknowledged the greatest love story on the stage. 
Directed by Emmett Flynn from the novel and play by Mrs. Henry 
Wood. Scenario is by Lenore J. Coffee. The cast includes Edmund 
Lowe, Alma Rubens, Lou Tellegen, Marjorie Daw, Frank K^enan, 
Belle Bennett and Paul Panzer. 



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' - Reginald Barker directs this smashing James Oliver Curwood story 
of the great Northwest. A story of love and adventure in the vast 

- wastes of the deep snow country told as only Curwood can. Both 

- production and players will be worthy the great name of the atithor. 



THE TKOUBLE HUNTER 



Adapted from the sensationally successful novel of the South Seas, 
'Pearls of Desire," by Austin T. Small. A John Griffith Wray pro- 
duction. The cast includes Edmund Lowe, Alma Rubens, JacqucliiK.' 
Logan. Paul Panzer, Judy King and others. The screen version is uv 
J. Clarkson Miller. 



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,^- E&pecially selected masterpieces of fiction and drama have been prepared , for screen pres(;^tation 

by this most beloved and versatile star. Supporting casts are, without exception, the best avail« 

able. Na expense in time, money or labor has been spared to make the nevy^ films the best yet 

^n<^ so to preserve and en^anc^ the reputation gained by Mix as "box-office best btt." As in the 

,.. past, **TONY/* the wonder horse, is prominently featured in Cvery ort'e of Tom's pictures.' "" 



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Max Brand, author of "Just Tony" and "The Untamed," fs responsible for this sure winner, a 
thrilling tale of love and adventure in the great southwest, wherein Tom and Tony have unlimited 
^ scope to display their talents. Numerous bad men, as well as a scheming senorita. try to interfere 
in the romance of "El Cantor" (Tom Mix), with surprising results. The picture is packed with 
happenings novel and delightful, and is bound to swell your profits. ' . 

THE EVERLASTING WHfpPER! ^ 

Jackson Gregory wrote the story, Wyndham Gittens the scenario and J. G. Blystone directed this 
corking drama of mountain and desert. A girl and a gold mine, plot and counterplot, and action 
fast and furious keep Tom and Tony stepping in every foot dfthe film. Alice Calhoun, Robert 
y Cain and a large and well-balanced cast help the two principals put it across. ^ real business 
builder for you. "*";;. 

THE LUCKY HORSESHOE! . / • > -/ v V 

There's a brand new slant in this picture that is going to defight the millions of Mix fans. It's 

; an original story directed by J. G. Blystone and gfives Tonv and his pal Tony a great chance to 

... spring some surprise stunts. The freshest of comedy together with drama of the; tensest order 

form a sure-fire combination. This one means money in the bank for you. 



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ou» foreign centera vitited, Tom Mix and Tony are returning io um ready to repeat poet 

^ mcoMM*. The produetiona listed above are nearly ready for release, reqtdring only finishing 

. touches. Further subjects for the coming season include "The Love Fixer" and "My Own 

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William ^6x will present Buck Jones in seven virile Western adventure 
pictures from stories by noted authors during 1985-26. 

"The Timber Wolf" and "Desert Valley" are scheduled for release in 
August and October. They both will be filmed from action stories by 
Jackson Gregory, one of the most popular writers of Western fiction. "The 
Timber Wolf" will be a W. S. Van Dyke production with the scenario 
written by John Stone! No director has been selected for "Desert Valley" 
as yet. "The Desert's Price." from the novel Jjy William MacLeod Raine, 
is the next one of the Jones series. 

"A Man Four Square" and "Durand of the Bad Lands" will soon be pjit 
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0. HENRY Series 

8 TWO-REEL PICTURES 

Tales of "Bagdad on the Subway" presented in a series of two-reel 
comedies aa O. Henry, the master story teller, would have screened 
them. William Fox announces the exclusive presentation of eight 
$parkling productions from the famous gems of fiction by America's 
forepjost short story writer. Humor, pathos, love and thrills of everyday 
life and everyday folks, penned by a master hand and never pictured 
before. O. Henry created a new school of short story writipg by his 
tales of life behind the scenes Jn New York. This is indeed a rare 
treat for every type of motion picture patron, , 



THE MARRIED LIFE OF 
HELEN AND WARREN 

, 8 TWO-REEL PICTURES 

Eight two-reel pictures presenting the domestic comedy and tragedy 
in the life of the best-known young couple in fiction, based on the 
stories by Mabel Herbert Urner, These stories are now appearing in 
»00 newspapers throughout the United States and Canada. Your patrons 
have read this human interest series for fifteen years and alternately 
laughed and cried over the difficulties of these lovable and true-to-life 
characters. "The first of this series will be directed by J. G. Blystone. 



VAN BIBBER Series 

8 TWO-REEL COMEDIES STARRING EARLE FOXE 

The tremendous demand created by the present series of society comedy 
dramas starring Earle Foxe has caused this series to be continued in 
the schedule for next year. The "Adventures of Van Bibber in Society" 
will be shown in a new and funnier series of eight hilarious stories told 
in two reels each. These will consist of high-class farce and comedy 
stories from the works of Richard Harding Davis and will fill a long-felt 
need in any theatre program. They are ideally suited for presentatioo 
in all types of theatres. 



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Carefully planned, mirth-provoking comedies are included in the new : 
schedule for the 1925-26 season. Imperial brand has been enthusiastically 
endorsed by exhibitors and is g^ven a prominent place on the list of Fox 
short subjects. . . . t , 

There will be twenty Imperial Comedies, each one of which carries z 
guarantee of more lauerhs per foot than ever have been offered to you in 
previous comedy subjects. Book this series solid and your audiences will 
never go hungry for laughs. 



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Largest field force main- 
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Fox News today literally covers »the world. Men are constantly on-watch 
for big, important news events all over the world. Thousands of feet of 
films arrive at the New York office every day to be edited and assembled 
into the twice-a-week issues of Fox News which are seen by fifty million 
people every week. This particular feature of Fox News is highly valued 
by every theatre. 



See the Fox Manager — ^Now! 

At the branch offices of Fox Film Corporation 
throughout the United States and Canada full 
details and play-dates can be obtained. We are 
now ready to sign contracts for the coming sea- 
son. Sample prints of the leading attractions 
as well as advertising matter are ready for your 
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PICTURES 



Wednesday. May 6. 1926 



LOS ANGEES' LOW GROSSES 
LED BY METROPOUTAN'S $26,000 



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Julian Eltinge Credited with Draw — "Saiu Gene, 
$22,000— ''Zander/' $13,200— Miller's and Cameo 
Close — "Dancers," $6,100 at Forum 



Los Angeles, May 5. 

(Drawing Population, 1,500,000) 

Business in the nrst run houses 

continued along low ebb lines again 

last week, with one of the houses, 

Miller's, closed for good on Friday 

night, and tha Cameo, Universal's 

first run house turned over to West 

Coast theatres, taking the place of 

Miller's and Tally's, alao closed, as 

a second run houae. 

^. rullan Kltinge proved to b9 the 

"life saver at the Metropolitan, 

where he played a return. The 

•creen attraction was "A Kiss in the 

Dark." Had It not been for Eltinge 

In person thla house would have 

crone balow |20,000 Instead of over 

$5,000 more than it bad done the 

previous week. 

b: tinge had against blm local 
conditions, such ma poor busi- 
ness generally and lack of tourists. 
"Without that he would have ^one 
close to the record he established 
In this house less than a year ago. 

Gloria Swanson in "Madame Sans 

Ocno" did remarkably well at the 

V -Million Dollar, though the business 

r'-'Was not what normal conditions 

would have made It. 

Ann Pennington seems to be the 
big bet at the Criterion, where the 
Marion Davles picture, "Zander the 
Great," is shown. Though Miss 
Pennington is only making three ap- 
pearances a day, where five shows 
are given, the drop below the first 
week was very light, around $2,000. 
~ Grauman Helping "Iron Horse" 
At the Grauman's Egyptian "The 
Iron Horse," in its 10th week, was 
•^Ifreatiy aided by out-of-town excur- 
sions and special ' publicity stunts 
which only Sid Grauman can con- 
ceive, resulting in the business run- 
ning about the same that it did the 
previous week. 

Elinor Glyn's "Man and Maid," at 
Xjoew's State, had a hard struggle. 
The picture was nothing to rave 
about, doing around $10,000 the first 
tour days. 

"^hough trade down town was way 

rixCfC, the Forum, a first run house in 

" the neighborhood section, had an 

exceptionally good week with "The 

, Dancers," in which George O'Brien 

J Is starred. The latter Is a great box 

office bet In this particular house 

and responsible for a good deal of 

thp gross. 

"he California had a struggle 
With "Three Keys," an Independent 
production released by All Star. 
Business at this house is continually 
dropping off. and one key may bo 
•• Used for it shortly. 

Miller's Way in Red 
Miller's in Ita final week with 
•Confessions of a Queen." a Metro- 
Goldwyn product, did not seem to 
fare at all. First four days the 
)> pictures only - drew around $376, 
about 20 per cent of the operat- 
ing cost of the house for that length 
«f time. 

The Rlalto, another 900-seat 
house. Is also having a hard task. 
j>. This house, was in the habit of do- 
^ Ing around' $6,000 a week until Fa- 
'" mous Players decided to move Its 
■ pictures over from the Metropolitan 
after one week, with the result busi- 
ness went to pieces, with the hoUse 
hardly averaging $300 a day. 

At the Cameo In its final week 

under the Universal management 

H playing "Do It Now," a Phil Gold- 

;' atone product of three years ago, the 

.' picture had an all star cast headed 

by Madge Bellamy and got very 

good notices, but trade did not seem 

to happen. 

Estimates for Last Week 
California — "Three Keys" (All 
Star). (2,000; 27'85.) Fair picture, 
but without sufficient strength to get 
folks to come over to Main street. 
$2.600; 

Million Dollar — "Madam^; Sans 
Gene" (F. P.). (2,200; 2B-85.) Gloria 
Swanson picture looks good for 
about three weeks with Swanson 
name responsible. Picture itself only 
got luke warm reception in dailies. 
• $22,100. 

Metropolitan — "Kiss In the Dark" 
(F. P.) (S.'JOO; 25-65.) Julian Eltinge 
>, responsible for draw. Picture meant 
:i*>tlttle. ,$26,000. 

Qrauman'a Egyptian — "The 'Iron 
Horse" (Fox). (1,800; 50-1.60.) 
Aided by theatre parties and special 
atunta In 10th week, bu-tlness held 
tip exceptionally well with gross 
around previous week's. $17,400. 
■ Loew's State— "Man and Maid" 
(M. G). (2,300; 25-85). Elinor Glyn 



COMEDY FILMS GIVE 
TOPEKA BIG WEEK 



"Charley's Aunt" Almost a 

Record at $2,300— "Excuse 

Me" High at $1,700 



Topeka. Kan., May 5. 
(Drawing Population, 70,000) 

Topeka screen fans like comedy, 
the more slapstick the better. Every 
picture house in the city offered 
farce this week and all did fine 
business, the Isls topping the list 
with packed houses from Wednes- 
day on, when the word got about 
concerning "Charlie's Aunt." 

"Excuse Me," at the Cozy all 
week, showed a steady build, and 
"Forty Winks," at the Orpheum the 
first three days of the week, was 
equally well liked,, but because of 
short booking did not get a full 
chance to show what it could do, 
being supplanted the last three days 
by "Contraband." 

A return to cooler weather Is 
boosting business and taking it 
away from the road houses and 
dance pavilions. 

Estimatea for Last Week 

laia — Did almost record business 
with "Charlie's Aunt." Take ap- 
proximately $2,300. (700; 40.) 

Cozy*— "Excuse Me." Outstripped 
"Janice Meredith," which flopped at 
a two-bit price here the week 
previous. About $1,700. (400; 25.) 

Orpheum — Picked up with "Forty 
Winks," pulling an unusual first 
half. Normal take shown at the box 
for "Contraband." Total for week 
slightly under $1,800. (800; 30.) 



'SANS GENE' DISAPPOINTS 
IN FRISCO START OFF 

Gilda Gray Draws $29,250 
to Loew's War- 
field 



'' San Francisco, May 6. 

It wasn't a screen picture, but a 
picture of shinunying, ahivering 
grace and the beauty of motion that 
ran away with top honors for the 
week closing with the Ist of May. 
Gilda Gray, with ConsUnce Tal- 
madge in "Learning to liove," 
brought the natives from 20 miles 
around to the door of Loew's War- 
field. Gilda is an attraction for any 
type of theatregoer. 

Estimates for Last Week 

Loaw'a Warfiald — ConsUnce Tal- 
madge in "Learning to Love" (1st 
N.) got the break with Gilda Gray 
and her "Follies Beauties," with 
shorter film subjects and Lipschultz 
and Music Masters in the pit. 
Topped $29,250. 

Granada — Douglas McLean in "In- 
troduce Me" (A. E.). Star natural 
favorite at this house and brought 
$17,500, with a few of the last ci- 
phers due to the turnaway from 
Gilda Gray. Ralph Pollock, leading 
the orchestra, and shorter subjects 
completed program. 

California — Elinor Glyn's "Man 
and Maid" (M-G) didn't get much of 
start in spite of stress placed on 
box-office value of authoress. Max 
Dolin and music and shorter reels 
completed. Got $1«,700. 

Imperial — Everybody surprised 
with small taking of (Jloria Swan- 
son in "Madame Sans^Gene" (F. P.). 
Wise ones had this pegged afe clean- 
up, but dope fell down. First week 
of run here drew $14,200. 

Curran — (3ame Into columns of 
movies for world premier of "The 
Phantom of the Opera." Scaled at 
$1.60, plus war tax. Whole lot for 
movie hounds In this man's town. 
In for run and rtarted at $9,150. 



STANLEY AND FOX OPPOSITION 
IN PHULY BRISKLY KEEPS UP 



Fox Needed Belle Storey Last Week at "Dick Tur- 
pin" Fell Down— ''GraM*' Opens Well— SUnley 
Did $24,000; Fox, $20,000 



Pathe Election 

Elmer Pearson has been re-elect- 
ed general manager of Pathe. Pear- 
son is also a Pathe vice-president, 
with Paul Fuller, Jr.. president. 

Edmund C. Lynch is chairman 
of the board of directors, while 
Bernbard Benson Jias been named 
as a vice-president. Others elect- 
ed were Lewis Innerartty, secre- 
tary; John Humm, treasurer, and 
W. C. Smith, assistant treasurer. 



Philadelphia, May 6. 

The excellent continued business 
of "Charley's Aunt" at the Stanton 
and the excellent start of "Grass" 
at the Aldlne were features of last 
week's film business. 

Late last week the announcement 
was made that "The Last Laugh" 
would be taken off and "Grass" con- 
tinued alone.' One rumor had it that 
this was due to the objection taken 
by many patrons, especially women 
at matinees, to "The Last Laugh," 
and another said that it was done 
because Famous Lasky, and more 
(Continued on page 43) 



"Riotously 
Entertaining^ ! ' [ 



—New York World 



S. J. Gregory in Charge 

Chicago, May 5. 
Albert Goldman, local theatre 
broker, who bought out the S. J. 
Gregory ThetCtre Co.. East Chicago 
Amusement Co. and Hammond 
Amusement Co., last week sold 
them to William Klelnhege of 
Hammond. 

It is understood S. J. Gregory will 
become general manager of the 
three companies, operatI;.g various 
movie theatres in Chicago and 
Hammond. 

Thla deal practically grives Greg- 
ory complete charge without the 
necessity of consulting the original 
stockholders with whom he for- 
merly encountered considerable op- 
position to his plans, it Is said. 



THEATBE BANDIT ABBESTED 

I^nville. 111.. May 6. 

Herbert Grover, 18-year old ban- 
dit, who assisted "Chuck" Car- 
neghl In the holdup of Susie 
Shouse, cashier of the Home the- 
atre, April 3, whiclT netted them 
$1,230, is back in Danville under 
$22,000 bond^, which he has been 
unable to furnish. 

Cameghi, a taxlcab driver, is still 
at liberty^ 



production, with trade somewhat 
poorer than It has been In past few 
months. $14,900. 

Criterion — "Zander the Great" 
(Cosmo). (1,800; 40-85.) Ann Pen- 
nington as added attraction means 
of this picture holding up for second 
week. Hearst publicity big asset. 
$13,200. 

Forum — "The Dancefs" (Fox). 
(1.800; 25-50.) Did remarkably well 
with George O'Brien starred, respon- 
sible for good portion. Matinees ex- 
ceptionally good. $6,100. 

Miller's — "Confession of a Queen" 
(M-G). (900; 23-75). Lingering 
death for this house, which closed 
Friday. $650. 

Cameo— "Do It Kow" (All Star). 
(800;2i-35.) Picture deserves more 
than It drew. Good, but not enough 
transit to make box ofl^ce returns 
worth while. $1,500. 

Rialto— "The Spaniard" (F. P.). 
(900; 35-65 ) Out and out Hop. Fea- 
ture players in It meant nothing at 
box offlte. $3,000, 



Smallpox Scare Didn't 
Hurt Films in Washington 

Washington, May 5. 
(Drawing Population, 450,000) 
Evei^ a smallpox scare that has 
gone «io far as to have the physi- 
cians doing a land-offlce business in 
vaccinating failed to keep the pa- 
trons away from the movie houses 
last week. The scare was given 
much Impetus through photographs 
of government officials published In 
the dailies showing these men with 
their sleeves rolled up getting a 
"abot" of vaccine. Questioning the 
managers on this sure box-offlce 
defeater brought statements to the 
effect that It had not been reflected 
in the attendance, and this in spite 
of the health officer urging people 
to keep out of crowds. 

Estimates for Last Week 
Columbia — Gloria Swanson In 
"Madame Sana Gene ' (F. P.) (1,232; 
$5-50). Held up remarkably well 
■ for second week, close to $11,000. 

Metropolitan — Richard Barthel- 
mess in "New Toys" (Ist N.) (1<642; 
36-50). Close to $11,000. 

Palace — "Proud Flesh" (M. O.) 
(2,482; $S-60). Eleanor Boardman 
developing splendidly here. Business 
looked around same as at Metropoli- 
tan and Columbia— $11,000. 

Rialto — "Fifth Avenue Modela" 
(U.) (1.987; 35-50>. ' M-h extra 
plugging, and plrt- 1 more 

fair sex to Ri.i i usual. 

Around $9,000. 

This Week 
Columbia, Marlon Davies In "Zan- 
der the Great" (Cosmo) ; Metropoli- 
tan, Colleen Moore in "Sally" (1st 
N.); Palace, Betty Compson in "New 
Lives for Old." (F. P.); Rialto, House 
Peters In "Head Wlrfds" (U.). 

TBAOE SCHOOL COMPLAINTS 

Los Angelea, May 5. 

Charged with operating a trade 
school without a license. Bob Wil- 
cox, ban Schuyler and William Le- 
Vegue, operating the Hollywood 
Studio Exchange on South Olive 
street, were summoned to appear 
]>efore Deputy Labor Commissioner 
Chas. F. Lowy, May 7. 

Complaint was made that they 
collected money from embryo pic- 
ture acting students, on the promise 
of giving them Jobs locally. 



COBNING, K. Y., FOB SUNDAYS 

~ Rochester, May 6. 
An ordinance at Corning, near 
here, to prohibit Sunday movies, 
was voted down last night by the 
Common Council, 8-7. Mayor 
James P. Callahan cast the deciding 
vote. '- 




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VERA REYNOLDS 
WAUACE BEERY 
LOUISE FAZENDA 



RAYMOND GRIFFITH! The new 
comedy king. Ask exhibitors who have 
played his pictures. Look at the 
crowds at the Rialto this week! ''Ray 
is a wow. A real sensation," says the 
Mirror. Hn name has become solid 
gold at the box office. Watch for 
coming Rasrmond Griffith pictures! . 

CC Q^ammountQ^ieture 



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CONCERT ACCORDIONIST 

PLAYING THE B. AND K. HOUSES: 
May 4, Chicago; May 11, Tivoli; May 18, Riviera 

Direction, CHARLES CROWL, Woods Theatre Bldg.. Chief A 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



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'^ANS GENE" IN 2D WEEK, $33m 
TAKING 2D WEEK RIVOLI RECORD 



Bebe Daniels Last Week at Rialto Drew Over 
$20,000— "Romola" Fell Far Away in 2d Week 
at Capitol— "Grass" Falling Off $300 Weekly 



Gloria Swanson In "Madame Sans 
Geno" la atiU proving herself . the 
sensation of Broadway, packing the 
Rlvoll daily, with the 10: SO a. m. 
opening stiU in force. The tremen'% 
douB publicity received while abroad, 
her marriage and her sickness seem- 
ingly having had the effect of mak- 
ing the public wild to see her on 
the screen; and this, coupled with 
her own following and the tran- 
sients attracted by the tremendous 
electrical display and the holiday 
appearance of the front of the Rl- 
voll. ma4e it possible for the "Sans 
Gene" production to break the rec- 
ord of the house for a second suc- 
cessive week. Never before in the 
history of the Rivoli have such fig- 
ures been hung up. For 16 days 
181,263.25 at the box office with a 
house seating 2,200. That is an av- 
erage of almost $5,420 a day. The 
first eight days showed $47,855 and 
the seven days ended last Saturday 
ran to I8S.S08.25. 

As against this, there is across the 
street at the Capital, New York's 
biggest picture theatre, the more or 
less distressing spectacle of the flop 
recorded by theXiUian Glsh feature, 
"Romola," In its second week. In 
Its se(^ond week there was a drop to 
$32,500. The Idea of the holdover 
was set for this picture before it 
opened at the Capitol. As proof 
there is the fact that Roxy and the 
Gang were booked out of town for 
a series of New England jippear- 
ances over the two weeks' time prior 
to the opening of "Romola."' 

Bebe Daniels' Strong Draw 

Another surprise last week was 
the showing Bebe Daniels made at 
the Rialto in "The Crowded Hour," 
which drew $20,264, seemingly proof 
Bebe will bring them to the box 
office providing that she h&a the 
right kind of a story properly pro- 
duced, especially when one takes the 
business she drew as against the 
$12,000 that the house did the week 
before. 

At the Strand "Chlckle," a picturl- 
zation of a newspaper serial that 
bad considerable following in New 
York, attracted better than the av- 
erage business for the bouse, with 
the figures $26,300. 

The Colony and the Piccadilly both 
picked up somewhat. The former 
house had "Playing With Souls," a 
First National, that was rather 
overdrawn from a production stand- 
point and which bad a more or less 
repellent theme with a mother 
trying to "vamp" her own son — 
unknowingly, of course. Business 
on he week was $14,740, while the 
Piccadilly did $10,850 with the Fox 
release, "The Wings of Youth"— Just 
one of those things. 

At the little Cameo "Charley's 
Aunt" goes on its way, with the 
business clicking above $5,€00. 

Fox has "The Fool" at the Central 
playing on a grind, with $5,800 
claimed as the take last week. 

'Xirass," that started like a prairie 
Are at the Criterion, seems to have 
dropped down to a smoulder. 
Estimates for Lsst Week 

Cameo— "Charley's Aunt" (P. D. 
C.) (649; 60-85). In 12th week on 
Broadway and still going strong. 
Last week $5,800. 

Capitol— "Romola" (M-G) (8,460; 
B0-$1.66) "Romola" seems no two- 
week picture for any of the pre- 
release houses by the showing at 
the Capitol second week. For ad- 
vertising reasons it wa« beld over, 
with result bouse got only $38,600 
second week. 

Central— "The Fool" (Fox) (»22: 
50-99). After having started as two- 
a-day picture, switched to grind 
policy and last week got aroTud 
$6,800. 

Colony— "PUyinff With Souls" (Ist 
N.) (1,980; t0-86-»«. Last week first 
Colony was given over to definite 
policy of week change, regardless 
of the business done by certain pic- 
tures unless offerings reach certain 
set figure by Tuesday night of first 
week. With "Playing W^lth Souls" 
$14,740 not enough to warrant hold- 
over. 

Criterion — "Grass" (P. P.) (608; 
$1.65). Slipping at rate of about 
$300 weekly, dropping that much 
each week for the last three. Does 
not look as though It will go Into 
warm weather. Last week $9,843. 

Piccadilly— "The Wings of Youth" 
(Fox) (1,860; 60-85-99). Pulled fair 
Week's business, but nothing worth 
while. Picture was far from caliber 
of production entitled to Broadway 
pre-release, although strong enough 
for class B houses. $10,860. 

Rialto— "The Crowded Hour" (F. 
P) (1.960; 60-86-99). With right 
sort of vehicle Betoe Daniels will 
draw at the box office. Week before 
with Vltagraph picture house did 
under $12,000. I^ast week Bebe 
cam«» along with one of best pictures 
■he has Iwd In Ions tine, and result, 



'SPANIARD' STRONG IN 
BALTO. AT $14,000 

"Thief," on Third Showing, 

Does $12,000— "Last 

Laugh" at $10,000 



Baltimore, May 5. 
(Drawing Population 880,000) 

The Century and the Hippodrome 
led the list last wee)c. The former 
with "The Spaniard" came within 
$2,000 of the last Valentino figures 
in this house while the Kutaw Street 
playhouse showed the continued 
box office potency of "The Thief 6f 
Bagdad" by having one of the big- 
gest iweeks of its season. The film 
was originally shown here at Ford's 
at a legitimate top and lat^r at the 
uptown Metropolitan. 

The surprise of the week, how- 
ever, was the exceptional boxofflce 
performance of "The Last Laugh" 
at the New. 

Estimates for last Week: 

Century— (3,800; 30-75), "The 
Spaniard". Cortez evidently climb- 
ing if receipts here are a criterion. 
House had exceptionally good week, 
only dropping $^000 from Swanson 
figures for total of $14,000. ' 

New— (1,900; 25-60). "The Last 
Laugh". Picked to flop but sur- 
prized by satisfactory draw. BUI 
bolstered by vaudeville act and 
comedy. Picture not prenerally liked 
by house patrons although highly 
praised by reviewers. Theatre fared 
well at $5,000. 

Hippodrome — (3,200; 25 - 75). 
"Thief of Bagdad" and Vaudeville. 
Fairbanks film credited with one of 
the heaviest draws of the season, 
showing remarkable vitality for 
third local run and enabling house 
to gross about $12,000. 

Parkway— (1.400 i 25-50)! "Cfode 
of the West". Unusual title for a 
film in this select up-town house 
but 2^ne Grey's name probably 
figured in the draw. House reported 
$7,000. 

Garden— (2,800, 25-50). "Let 'Er 
Buck" and vaudeville. Hoot Gib- 
son failed to better the previous 
week and figures remained $10,000. 

Metropolitan— (1,500; 16-50), "Ex- 
cuse Me." Satisfactory weeic. 
This Week 

Century — "Zander the Great; 
Parkway — "Zander the Great"; 
New — "Seven Chances"; Metropoli- 
tan — "The Cracker Jack"; Garden — 
"Gold Heels"; Hippodrome — "Let 
Women Alone." 



BOSTON QUIET 

state, 917,500; Park and Fenway, 
$8,00i9 — Daylight Saving Hurt 

Boston, May 6. 

(Drawing Population, 900,000) 

Daylight saving bumped the pic- 
ture houses last week, » condition 
not entirely unexpected. A. couple 
of days of unseasonably warm 
weather also had a bad effect with 
the result that no startling grosses 
were recorded. 

Last Week's Estimates ' — 

Fenway — (1,500; 60-75). Did 
about 98,000 with "The Last Laugh" 
and "The Goose Hangs High." 

State— (4,000; 60-75). Did $17,600 
with "Proud Flesh" and "Adven- 
ture." 

Psrk — "Ramola" (final week). 
Did around $8,000 last week. 

Modern— (760; 25-35-40). Did 
$5,000 with "The Goose Hangs High" 
and "The Last Laugh." 

Beacon — Capacity, scale, groks 
identical with Modern. 




ALEXANDER SISTERS 

(Fermerly Alexander Kids) 

A unique and extraordinary at- 
traction suitable for the ultimate in 
theatricals. 

Featuring our original conception 
of the "Apache." Critics rave, 
audiences enthuse and managers 
comment. 

Now playing the Balaban & Katz 
wonder theatres, CHICAGO. TIVOLI 
and RIVI^niA. 

If you liked us when we were 
mere "kids" you will be in love with 
us now. 



ROYAL LEADS 
K. C. WITH $12,000 

"Charley's Aunt" Tops 

Newman and Mainstreet, 

Each Doing $11,000 



$20,264. one of the best weeks Rialto 
has had in some time. 

Rivoli— "Madame Sans Gene" (F. 
P.) (2,200: 60-85-99). Wow of 
Broadway In second week as hold- 
over. Topped formed house record 
of "Blood and Sand ' by getting $33,- 
308.26. Early this week lines in 
front of house were as long as in 
first week of run. "Sans Gene" may 
run for another week and then go 
to Rialto for additional two weeks, 
although it would seem better policy 
to hold it at the Rlvoll, where elec- 
trical display and decorations are all 
set. 

Strand- "Chlckie" (Ist N.) (2,900; 
35-65-86). Strand got strong play 
last week on strenBth of serializa- 
tion of story of "Chlckle" running In 
one of the New York Hearst papers. 
Show around picture Incidentally 
voted as one of best Joe Plunkett 
has put on at boua*. Sox office 
showed $26,300. 



Kansas City, May 5. 

The pictures last week were many 
and varied, ranging from the light- 
est farA to the superfilm. "Fabl- 
ola," shown under the auspices of 
Church of the Annunciation. 

The best bet on the street was 
the miniature Royal, with "Cliarlie's 
Aunt." in for two weeks, at 60a top. 
The picture was in on percentage 
basis and part of the consideration 
was that the management should 
spend $2,600 in publicity. All of 
that was expended and s^eral 
novel stunts were put over in addi- 
tion to the regular press stuff. 
Estimates for Last Week 

Newman — "Cheaper to Marry" 
(1,980; 25-50). BurnofC and Jos- 
ephene, dancers, with Boyce Combe, 
and extra screen stuff completed 
entertaining bill. $ll,000v 

tteyml — "Charlie's Aunt" (920. 60). 
Royal Syncopators performed in pit 
and on stage. Chis bunch is cer- 
Ulnly the "workinist," "hottest" lot 
gf boys and, it would not be sur- 
prising if house would have trouble 
holding them another season, as 
they are becoming ambitious. Pic- 
ture opened rather weak, but the 
reviews and personal advertising 
helped. $12,000. 

Liberty — "Dangerous Innocence" 
(U.). (1,000; 36-50.) Hal Roach 
comedy, scenic, together with free 
tea service completed interesting 
program. Critics unanimous for 
once in giving credit to cast and 
piece. Title failed to attract much 
interest and returns not so good. 
$3,600. 

Mainstreet— "Be V en Chanoes" 
(3,200; 26-50). Stage show beaded 
by Bobby O'Neill and Co.. exptotted 
as special for Boys' Week. In enter- 
tainment bill full measure and bust- 
ness better than preceding week. 
$11,000. 

Other first runs— "Girls Men For- 
get." Pantages; "Cheap Kisses," 
Globe. 

TEEATY WITH HTO GARY 

Washington. May 6. 

Negotiations between the govern- 
ments of Hungary and the United 
States are about completed for a 
commercial treaty much along the 
lines amended in the Senate be- 
tween Washington and Berlin. The 
treaty with Hungary is expected 
to be signed within a few days and 
be ready for ratification by the 
Senate when that body again meets. 

From Spain comes word that the 
commercial treaty between that 
nation and the United States has 
been agreed upon. 

These commercial agreements are 
of great Importance in the film ex- 
port trade of the American pro- 
ducers. 



take-a-chance-week; Chicago, 
features unbilled, got $51000 



First Time Tried in Chicago — Dailies Aided Through 
Withholding Detailed Information in Reviews — 
Plenty of Publicity 



PROVIDENCE HOUSES 
DID WELL LAST WEEK 



Double U Films, $7,700— 

Unusual Providence 

Bill 



Providence, May 6. 
(Drawing Population, 300,000) 

With strong bills In pr..ctlcally 
every first-run house, picture thea- 
tres here last week had the best 
grosses in some time. "Romola." 
with a de luxe presentation at the 
Albee, playing a short film season 
before opening with summer stock, 
copped the cream at $11,000. 

"The Goose Hangs High." coupled 
with "One Way Street." got about 
$8,600 at the Majestic, while "The 
Boomerang" and "The Fatal Mis- 
take," two state right features, 
grossed nearly $8,000 at the Strand. 

The Victory, with two Universal 
features, unusual combination here, 
did over $7,700 with "Head Winds" 
and "The Saddle Hawk." 

"Recompense." backed by a strong 
press campaign, was clicked fot* 
nearly $6,000 at the Rialto, while 
Ronald Colman, T^llllan Olsh's lead- 
ing man. In "His Supreme Moment" 
at the uptown Modern, got around 
$5,000. 

Last Week's Estimates 

Majestic — (2,800; 10-15-25-40). 
"The Goose Hangs High" (F. P.) 
and "One Way Street" (l»t N.). 
Both films good draws. Around 
$8,600. 

E. F. Albee— (2.300; .3-60-75-1.00). 
"Romola" (M. G.). Nothing like 
howling success but satisfactory. 
Over $11,000. Held second week. 

Strand— (2,200; 15-25-40) "The 
Boomerang" (Schulberg) and "The 
Fatal Mistake" (state rights). Good 
biz at $8,000. 

Victory — (1,950; 10-16-25-40). 
"Head Winds" and "The Saddle 
Hawk" (both U.). House Peters 
and Hoot Gibson both draws. No 
record-breaker but good at $7,700. 

Modern— (1,500; 10-15-25-40) "His 
Supreme Moment" (1st N.) and 
"Stop Flirting" (P. D. C). Ronald 
Colman's drawing power apparently 
not hurt by his appearance in 
"Romola" at Albee. About $6,000. 

Ri alto — (1.448; 10-16-25-40). 
"Recompense" ( W a r n e r s) and 
"Playing With Souls" (1st N.). 
Nearly $6,000. About $600 better 
than average week. 

This Week 

Majestic, "Chlckie." with Jau 
band divertissement; Albee. "Ro- 
mola" (2d week); Strand, "One 
Tear to Live" and "The Mad Dan- 
cer"; Victory "Confessions of a 
Queen"; Modem, "The Charmer" 
and "The Awful Truth"; Rialto, 
"Sally" and "Code of the West." 

CLEVELAND PAYS 



Robfasry Raftum 

St. Loola, May I. 

Nellie Fortinei cashUf of th(ail,ln- 
dell here, ws» robbed at 8;ii o'- 
clock Sunday night of flOO, by three 
yoaths. / •• . 

In 1020 the safe yttJt Vown for 
I the same amount. 



To See Gloria Swanson, Also Valen- 
tino, Who Wasn't There 

Cleveland, May I. 

(Drawing Population, 1,600^000) 

The first circus of the season got 
the money last week at the State. 
The only thing nvlssing was the 
canvas. Manager George Dumond 
dug up everything from the caliope 
to the sawdust. 

Gloria Swanson in her first effort 
since she gained her excess title 
didn't give the natives a riffle. She 
got a lot of gold dust, but that can 
be credited to past perforaiancjs. 

Emerson Gill and His Band fin- 
ished a record run of CO weeks and 
left to open at the Madison, De- 
troit, for one week, and then a sum- 
mer run at Blossom Heath Inn. De- 
troit. The 60 weelcs sets a record 
for Cleveland for any act or band 
working from the stage. 

Estimates for Last Week 

•tillman— (1,600; 40-75). "Madam 
Sans Gene"; lot of shekels and lit- 
tle boosting; around $16,600. 

Allen— (3,300; 30-60). "Spaniard" 
fooled lot of females with front 
Thought Rudolph was inside. 
Around $11,000. Good. 

State — (3,900; 25-60). Circus 
Week and "Introduce Me"; around 
$21,000. 

Hip|»— (4.000; SS-50). Tom Mix In 
•Tha Deadwood Coach." besides 
split week p<}llcy oT comblnatloo. 
Milt helped grots climb to $1.').0M. 

Park— (2,900; 25-40y. Tp'I Snyder 
In person and "Prmi^ FIpsIi" gave 
this bouse $7,200. 

CIroU — (MOO: 25-0). r.mfoftton 
Ota^rswAll w«ek if^Med T>t' tpr 
pMii'nn "tloi Water" got about 
$3,500, ^ . ... 



Chicago, May 5. 

"Take A Chance Week" at the 
Chicago was a new novelty for 
this vicinity and may be presented 
in some of the outlying houses. It 
proved an attraction. The dallies In 
their reviews did not disclose the 
names of the features or mention 
the kind of entertainment dispensed. 
They all praised the show an<l urged 
the public to attend. 

The publicity derived from this 
novelty stunt helped materially in 
swelling the receipts. The employes 
were also Instructed that under no 
consideration give out any Infor- 
mation pertaining to the name of the 
feature or anything else. When a 
house attache was approached to 
reveal the name of the feature he 
would courteously answer, "Ex- 
cuse me, but I am not allowed to 
tell." When a customer became 
persistent the house attache would 
repeat the former question with the 
accent on "Excuse me," and at the 
same time notifying the listener that 
if he paid attention to ,hls answer 
the name of the feature has been 
revealed. The public seemed to take 
as much interest in keeping the 
style of entertainment a secret as 
the management. 

The stage presentation compared 
favorably with some of the "Synco* 
n.itlon Weeks" here this season. 
The house grossed better than 
$5". 000 on the week. 

The Roosevelt with "Madame 
Sans Gene" ( Gloria Swanson ) 
opened very well. Picture is in 
here for a run an4 according to 
present receipts of $23,700, looks 
good for at least three weeks. 

Tom Mix doubled the average re« 
ceipts of the Monroe when the lat- 
ter's feature. "Riders of the Purple 
Sage," chalked up $7,200. 

"Salvation Hunters" Bumped 

"Salvation Hunters" was slated 
for) removal two days after It 
oqened. The Orpheum has been 
grossing a ' consistent profitable 
business until the appearance of 
this feature which hit rock bottom 
for an opening at this house. It is 
doubtful if the feature reached 
$6,000. 

Bebe Daniels drew a fair week's 
business for McVlckers with the 
"Crowded Hour." The feature was 
supplanted by a band and minor 
presentation which netted the house 
a little better than $22,000. The 
I>oor business attained at the start 
of the week was responsible for the 
low estimate. 

Estimates for Last Week 

Chicago— "Excuse Me" (1st N.> 
(4.600; 60-76). "Take a Chance 
Week" without either feature or pre- 
sentation receiving any publicity. 
Oood monev getter and coupled with 
sMne corking stage specialties, 
$62,600. 

McVlckers —"Crowded Hour" 
(F. P.) (8.400; 60-76). Bebe Daniels 
Teatured In this mild screen attrac- 
tion and with strong opposition at 
Roosevelt kept attendance down to 
$22,400. 

Monro*— "Riders of the Purple 
Sage" (Fox) (978; 60). Tom Mix 
In feature at this house can always 
be cotmted upon to swell receipts. 
Usual groM obtained here is around 
$4,000. iMBt week's receipts jumped 
to $7,800. 

Orphaum ^ "Salvation Hunters" 
(U. A.) (776; 60). Picture intended 
for run but after counting up re- 
ceipts for first two days it was 
lucky to last out week. One of 
lowest grosses at this house within 
year, $4,400. 

Randolph — "Tho Re-Creation of 
Brian K«it" (Principal) (660: 50). 
Ths nans of Harold Bell Wright 
waa depended upon to draw. Pic- 
tare failed to register and did not 
come ap to average business for 
this house. $8,800. 

Roosevelt — "Madame Sans Gene" 
(F. P.) (1.600; 60-66-76). Gloria 
Swanson always good for around 
$28,000 at McVlckers and backed 
by a stage presentation. Roosevelt 
offers no other entertainment save 
house orcheetrk. Picture in for 
short run first week, $28,700. 



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izwiCAV TAxnro chaboe 

• Los Angeles, May 6. 

Frank Newman who is to replace 
A. A. Kaufman as managing direc- 
tor of the three Paramount houses, 
attended the Famous Players-Lasky 
convention here with Milton Feld, 
his assistant. 

Newman, before leaving for the 
East Inspeeted all three of the 
houses here and stated he will ar- 
rive here about July 1, to t.nke 
ohftrge. He also declared that Feld 
vwMId come hern with bim, but ^at 

I no )obnn«<a- would b4 inada JA tb<» 

fl'ornonnol or operatfon of the hotiees 

I upon his arrlvaL 



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PICTURES 



Wednesday, May 6. 1925 



PICTURES AND VAUDE 

(Continued from page 14) 

on* or the other of rarious big com- 
iblnatlona In the film producing and 
dtotrlbutlng field. The so-called in- 
dependents can bang around and 

. wait for a date to crop up in one 

' of the regular picture houses and 
take whatever rental the exhibitor 
■eea fit to gtye him and at the same 
time sew up all of his subsequent 
date*, or be can, if wise enough, 
take on the biggest ▼audeviUe house 
If his attraction is big enough and 
break up the lock-out that exists 

. iM tttr the film houses are con- 
comed. • 

I That look* to M the plan of the 



United Artists, Fox Film and the 
Producers Distributing Corp., at 
least from the aspect of the adver- 
tising of those respective organisa- 
tions In this particijlar Issue of Va- 
riety. They know the vaudeville 
house Is "velvet" in the "closed" 
towns and it looks as though they 
all came to the conclusion at the 
same time. They are going after 
the vaudeville house business, and 
believe the only way to reach it Is 
through Variety, knowing at the 
same time they are going to reach 
the exhibitor also, as Variety is the 
only paper that Is the real con- 
necting-link for all show business. 
'Vaudeville rentals for pictures Is 
much like the foreign trade "outside 
money." 



Take as an Instance th* broadside 
of eight advertisements of United 
Artists In this Variety. V. A. lists 
Charlie ChapUo In "The Oold Rush" 
for Aug. 19, Douglas Fairbanks In 
"Don Q, Son of Zorro" ror Aug. SO, 
Mary Plckford In "UUe Annie 
Rooney" for Sept IS, Rudolph Val- 
entine In "The Bronae Collar" for 
Sept ST, D. W. QrUrith's "Sally of 
the Sawdust", for Oct 11 and a 
William S. Hart picture for Oct. 
S5, not only does the possibility lie 
in the fact that they can corral a 
lot of vaudeville bookings for these 
established drawing cards but there 
may be a mighty lot of legitimate 
house territory U. A. can locate 
where the legitimate the«tr* man- 
ager {s up against It for regular at- 



tractions along about this time the 
United Artists could release the 
above stars for extended runs. 

It would be an undoubted asset 
to any organization to be in a posi- 
tion to say to the exhibitor In the 
"closed town" that he was not at 
all necessary to their existence 
when he offered a short price for 
the pictures that they have, and It 
would be mighty good business fot 
the organization to build up that 
outside contact with both the iegl- 
timate theatre manager and the 
vaudeville manager so that they 
could stand on their own and not 
have to rely on what was thrown 
them in. the way of dates when the 
big fellows felt good and ready to 
give them to them. Bven the big 



film fellows, already feeling the ef- 
feet of "buying combinations'* 
amongst exhibitors would like to 
stand off that present menace to 
the exhibitor through finding new 
Consumers In competition. 

From now on It isn't going to be 
a combination of the two on botli 
sides. The picture house Is going 
after vaudeville to bolster up their 
entertainment on the screen and 
by the same token the vaudeville 
managers want the headline names 
of the screen to at least "equalize" 
matters at the box office. 

The former small time vaudeville 
policy of acts and pictures has 
gradually spread until it is deattnid 
to l>ecome the universal policy of 
all 'picture and vaudeville houses. 



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PICTURES 



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PHELY OPPOSITION 

> (Continued from page 40) 

-artlcularly Merlan Cooper one of 
Cmakers of •Grass." objected to 
the preference given to the BmJl 
jannings picture over hl« own. 
^ The latest report has it that the 
Aldlne win not remain open all 
^mer after all. because of the 
Tnahiiitv to get bookings. 
The Stanlfy had coneldenlMy the 
. K«tter of the Fox last Week, although 
not by the same margin as that of 
*iiii last two weeks. 

'^e Great Divide." while panned 
liv some of the critics, was a good 
Sraw and the bill, which Included 
Mr and Mrs. Cleveland Bronner In 
in act entitled "Princess Beautiful" 
and a novelty called "Opera Versus 



Jazz." with Lucy Gates, soprano, and 
Mario and Lazarin. harmony ex- 
perts, waa well liked. Bad weather 
kept the gross down, but the tlgure, 
124,000, was considered good. 

The Fox had "Dick Turpln," but 
It did not prove the draw some of 
the Tom Mix pictures have at the 
same house, and it remained for 
Belle Story, the big added feature, 
to hold up the business. The pro- 
gram also included the Russian Na- 
tional Symphonists and Trovato. 
Critics praised the bill hlghTy. Gross' 
on the week was estimated at around 
$20,000, which continues this thea- 
tre's improvement over its former 
weekly pace. 

This week's situation has little 
novelty. At the Fox are "Entice- 
ment," Alice Gentle, soloist; the Joe 
' Thomas Saxo-tette, with Rita Owln, 



are added featurea at the Stanley, 
while the Fox has the Lockfords, 
dancers, and Nellie and Sara Kouns, 
one of the most expensive added 
features the house has yet booked, 
and Nick Lucas, with his goftar. 
These two houses should run a 
pretty race in business this week, 
wltti tbe Sitanley having the edge in 
pictures, an^ the Fox in added 
features. 

Estimstes'^for Last Week 

Stanley (4,000; 36-50-75). "The 
Great Divide." (M.-O.). Critics 
weren't enthusiastto. Bill of fair 
stre.igth. Around |>4,000. 

Stanton (1,700: 35-50-75). 

'Charley'* Aup.t" (Ird week). Held 
up remarkable. Last week claimed 
around ill,F00; very big consider- 
inK length of stay. Held over. 
"Madame Sahs Gene" to follow. 

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Aldins (1,500; |1.«5>. *Gra.«V' 
(F. P.). "With last minute addi- 
tion of "The Last Laugh" and an- 
nou.tcement Merlan Cooper, one of 
makers of "Grass," would give a 
talk at each performance. Combi- 
nation grossed around $13,000. First 
decided to take "The Last Laugh" 
off. biit reconsidered and bill kept 
intact for run. 

Fox (3,000; 99). 'Dick Turpin" 
(Fox) picture not liked, but prec- 
ence on bill of Belle Story and other 
cards held bdsiness up to $:'0,0t)0. 

Arcadia (8«0; SO). "Quo Vadis" 
(1st Nan.- ad week). $7,000 claimed 
last week, at least $3,000 over a 
house average. Picture may slay 
six weeks. 

KarKon (1,100; 50). "One Tear to 
Live." Average draw; $2,000 
claimed. 



Louis Katzman at Colony 
Pennanently Next Season 

LouLs Katziaan, arranger hoA 
conductor of his Symphonajaza 
orchestra at the Colony, New Tork, 
will connect with this Moss picture 
house in the fall permanently. Katz- 
man completes his month's ex* 
perimentai period next week. 

Moss and Stanley W. Lawton. the 
circuit's general musical conddctor, 
have agreed to hold the Colony's 
musical policy In abeyanO* until 

September, when Katzman again 
resnmes charge. 

Meantime. Katzman's Ambassa- 
dors continue the feature band In 

"Mercenary Mary" at the Longacre. 



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man power and the resources of two mainstays of the inde- 
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array of product distributed through an organizatioti which 
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We<lnes'day. May 6, 1925 



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IMiTATING AMERICAN PRODUCHONS 



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"Last Laugh"— UFA'S 16 Stars Exclusively 
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Berlin, April 22. 

The Ufa Fllirf Corporation la 
again proving: that the German in- 
dustry is far from being dead; its 
plana foV the near future are most 
ambitious. Less pictures are being 
produced than in the inflation days, 
but the average quality of the prod- 
uct has risen considerably. More- 
over, the Gerjnans have ceased try- 
ing to Igiitate the American prod- 
uct, but are following their own 
lines, realizing their strength lies 
in such pictures as the "Last 
Laugh." 

Early in May Frlti Lang, direc- 
tor of "Siegfried," will start work 
on a new super- production called 
"Metropolis." The scenario is by 
Thea von Harbou, and treats of the 
cry of the future with colossal sky- 
scrapers, etc. Murnau, director of 
the "Last Laugh," is just flnishing a 
film veriion of Mollere's "Tartuffe," 
adapted by Mayer, who did the sce- 
narios for "Callgaria" and the "Last 
Laugh." Emil Jannlngs will again 
have the lead. Arthur Robison, of 
Knglish extraction, is beginning to 
picturize Abbe Prevost's novel, 
"Manon Lescaut." with Lida de 
Puttl as the heroine. 

Among other directors Ludwlg 
Berger, Andre Dupont, Bolten 
Beckers, Rochus Glies and J. Cuter 
are preparing films. 

As a sign of financial health may 
also be mentioned that the Ufa has 
under exclusive contracts some 1< 
stars, including Emll Jannlngs, 
Werner Krauss, Lillian Hall Davies 
and Conrad Veldt. 

UFA'S THEATRES 

The Ufa la also not standing still 
as a theatre owning corporation. 
WiUiin the last six months it has 
added 13 houses to its chain. These 
distributed as follows: Berlin, Turm- 
•trasse (capacity 1,700); Leipzig, Al- 
bert Halle (2.S00) ; Dresden, Vlctor- 
ria; Cologne, Frankische Hof; Gel- 
•enkirchen, Ufa Palast; Kiel, Kaiser- 
krone; Manheim, Bchauburg; 
Worms, Schauburg; Munez; Urania; 
Trianon, Stadthallen Llchtspiele; 
Dortmund, Ufa Palast (1,<(M». 

Of these the Turmstrasse, Ber- 
lin, is especially noteworthy. It is 
the first German house which ap- 
proaches the Broadway theatres in 
atmosphere and style of presenta- 
tion. The decoration of the Interior 
is almost an imitation of the Rlalto- 
Rivoll. What Is more, for the first 
time in a German house, the orches- 
tra is in plain view and in uniform. 
The program also attempts to select 
its numbers to lead up to the fea- 
ture, and a prologue precedes the 
feature. It is as yet In an exper- 
imental stage, but even in its pres- 
ent form the audienoes are well 
pleased. 

Which goes to show that Amer- 
loaa showmanship is the showman- 
ship, whether on Broadway or Turm 
street in the north of Berlin. 



SHAPELY mmS HALE 
AGENT TO COURT 



Accuses Jack Daiiey of Mulct- 
ing Them Out of $480 
Salary 



Pittsburgh, May 6. 

Twelve shapely and vivacious 
young models. . who displayed their 
charms as dancers and living models 
at benefit performances held re- 
cently at the Shubert Alvin theatre, 
were responsible IblsT week for the 
arrest of "Jack" Dalley, former 
film dare-devil and now booking 
agent with offices in a Fifth avenue 
building. 

Daiiey was arrested on charges 
of having swindled the actresses 
out of $489. He also is charged 
with operating a l>ookIng agency 
without license. He was taken into 
custody after the young women had 
complained to Inspector of Detec- 
tives John W. Barry that they had 
been duped out of their week's 
earnings. 

The girls declared they would not 
have complained had their efforts 
on the stage been a "frost." In- 
stead they drew packed houses and 
claim that Daiiey drew their sal- 
aries of $40 each for the week and 
departed for Atlantic City with 
their coin. 

The girls appointed a committee 
to lay their complaint before the 
detective inspector which included- 
Dot Murray, Mildred Rose, Agnes 
Fleisher. Ollle Wilson, Bertha Bunt- 
ing, Viola Cook and Mildred Spill- 
man. They alleged they were en- 
gaged by Daiiey to appear at the 
benefit of the -pheatrical Mechanics' 
Association. When the perform- 
ances were finished the "ghost" 
failed to walk for them and has not 
been In evidence since that they 
could notice. 

Dalley was arrested In his office. 
His booking license is said to have 
been revoked by the state authori- 
ties when he had trouble with a 
young woman. 




V ALDEO 

Dancing Star of the Stage and 
Screen. 

Presenting her nov' dance reel 
and appearing In person in her sen- 
sation dances with 

BURR NICKLE'8 

"WONDERS OF THE WILDS" 

For two seasons with Mary Gar- 
den In the Chicago Grand Opera Co. 
.Appeared In screen successes for 
Famous Players-Laaky, Goldwyn 
and Universal. Staging and ap- 
pearing In dance features in films. 



Knick. Co. Not Negligent 

Washington. May 6. 

The District Court of Appeals 
decided yesterday that the Knick- 
erbocker Theatre Company was 
not guilty of negligence as charged 
in a suit for $10,000 damages for 
the death of one of the patrons on 
the night the roof of the theatre 
collapsed, Jan. 28, 1922, when a large 
number of persons was killed and 
in excess of 109 injured. 

A Jury m the District Supreme 
Court returned a verdict in favor 
of the company, and this action 
the appellate court sustained. 

The entire question was settled 
upon the one point, namely, that 
the plaintiff was not entitled to a 
verdict unless the jury found that 
the charge of negligence was sus- 
tlaned by a preponderance of the 
evidence. 



T08. SCHUDKRAUT tS HLM 

Los Angeles. May 5. 

Joseph Schlldkraut has been 
signed by Cecil B. DeMille to play 
the lead in "The Road to Yester- 
day," which DeMille will make per- 
sonally, beginning June IS. 

Schlldkraut is currently playing 
in "The Firebrand," at the M»ros- 
co. New York. 



BERLIN FDLM NEWS 



'X:ircus Week" a Hit 

Chicago, May 5. 

"Circus Week" at the Capitol 
came within smashing all existing 
records for attendance and receipts. 

A couple of days of bad weather 
interfered with accomplishing the 
latter. 



2,000-SEATER IN TOUHGflTOWH 

Youngstown, O., May 5. 
Articles of incorporation have 
been filed by the State Theatre 
Company, with an authorized capi- 
tal of 1350,000, to build a picture 
theatre seating 2,000 on the site of 
(he present Orpheum and adjacent 
property In Wcet Federal street. 
The Incorporators are E. A. Rcnner. 
Charles W. Shaffer, J. W. Trunk, 
G. l'\ Hammond and.F. Fclbus. 



"THE COMIHG OF AMOS" 

Garrett Ford, scenarist, has been 
signed under a long term contract 
to write originals for Cecil B. de 
MiUe. He is now adapting "The 
Coming of Amos." which ° Paul 
Sioane wilt direct as a starring 
vehicle for Rod LaRocque. 



Berlin, April 22. 
F. W. Murnau, director of the 
"Last Laugh," has been engaged by 
the Fox Film Co., to direct a feature 
in America during the spring of 
192«. UFA has Murnau under a 
long-term contract, and has given 
him permission to make only one 
picture. 



There has been quite a lot of 
movement lately within the direc- 
torial ranks of the Trianon and the 
National, two ot the most Important 
of the independent film firms. 

The Trianon, which looked as If It 
would vanish, has been taken over 
by Wlttkow and Graf of the Land- 
llcht Film. The releasing organiza- 
tion of the Landllcht will remain in 
Grafs hands, but the developing 
plant in Tcmplehof will be taken 
over by UFA. 

Of even more Importance are the 
developments In the National Film, 
which has boon distributing Famous 
Players pictures. Konaul Joseph is 
leaving and his place is being taken 
by Vot;el of Elko. His entrance Into 
the firm means the company will be 
connected with fiie Ducrcner firm, 
positive' and negative manufacturing 
company. Thl.si should mean a 
financial atrennthonlng of National. 

Felix Kallman has retired from 
the board of directors of Uf*A. He 
entered the board In 1921, when the 
UFA hit the lowest mark of its ca- 
reer, jiml his business ability is held 
laiwejjr' rcvoRslble for thfe present 
hi^ developm^t of the Organiza- 
tion. Kallman will transfer his ac- 
tivities to Qther commercial fields. 



Within the past month 15 German 
pictures have had their premieres In 
Berlin. This is a fair production 
figure, but the quality Is not so high 
as usual. Of this lot only two. 
"Midsummer Nights' Dream" and 
"Wege xur Kraft und Schoen- 
helt" ("The Road to Strength and 
Beauty"), are first class. This lat- 
ter is an educational feature advo- 
cating exercl.se and gymnastics to 
develop and beautify the body. It 
Is well done under Willy Prager's 
direction, but could never stand up 
as the feature In any other country. 
It has done a fine business at the 
enormous Ufa Palast. 



mmUwi'^ *li^'- i-i* 



That the American film U as pop- 
ular as over Is proved by the fact 
that 12 American-made pictures 
were released in Berlin during the 
past month. Of these seven had a 
fine reception. Mary Pickford In 
"Sun In Your Heart" showed again 
that she has a following here. "The 
White Sloter" is in the midst of a 
successful run. "Lilies of the Field" 
proved Corlnne Griffith has a strong 
appeal for the German public. "Poor 
Little Peggy" repeated the success 
thnt all Baby Peggy films have had 
here. "Tlio Circus Girl." "Racing 
and Love," "The Golden Land," 
"Curve— Watch Out" all did nicely. 

Two films from which much was 
expected were great disappointments 
— Fox's "Inferno" and "The Covered 
Wagon." This latter film especially 
did not live up to expectations and 
dwindled away to almost nothing 
after a run of three w^eks. 

Absolute flops were "Thre* 
Weeks" ,«nd 'U Winter Comes. ' 



A casting agent, who is also a picture producer, releasing his produol 
through one of the largest Independent organizations. Is endeavoring t« 
tie-up the casting situation on the West Coast. This man is noted toe, 
his trickiness and shrewdness in the Industry and Is now working outj 
a scheme which he figures will put out of business a good many oC 
the casting agents. He has a large number of stars and featured player* 
under personal contract. The services of these players are very mucii 
In demand. When a producer wants any one of the players, this cgist« 
Ing producer goes to. him with a proposition, which is said to be •• 
follows: "If you will let me cast your entire lilcture, I will give you 
so-and-so at a special price." 

The price generally is from $M0 to |500 a week l>elow the santhr 
that the actor is getting. His method of taking care ot the situation i* 
to pay the actor the full salary, though the producer may pay him aa 
amount considerably less, he making up the difference through supplying 
the jMilance ot the cast. 

Recently he cast a woman who Is noted for playing mother roles in pic 
tures. Her salary Is set at $1,260 a week, but he sold her to an independent 
producer for |900. In some way or other, word got to the woman she 
was working for |900, and she protested, then went to the producer 
for whom she was working and asked him what he was paying and 
told her that he had got an inducement from the casting producer so 
that the latter could sell the balance of his actors, which provided 
that the difference in her regular salary was taken u(. by the man to 
whom she was under personal contract. The woman then went to the 
casting producer and told him she did not like his tactics as it wais 
impairing her value with other producers. In a brusque, snappy and 
sarcastic way. he told her that it was none of her business so long 
as she was getting what was coming to her from him as to what he did. 



The Motion Picture Producers (Hays' organization) has gotten behind 
the Coast Producers in their efforts to establish a central existing agency. 
The Committee on EUnployment Facilities is handling the question, and 
John McCormlck, of First National, is chairman. 

Definite financial plans have been made for the agency's establishment. 

The committee has recommended that a separate corporation be 
formed and capitalized at 130,000, with one-half of this amount to be 
paid in, this amount to be pro-rated among two groups of members, the 
first ot which. First National, Metro-Goldwyn, Famous Players, Warner 
Brothers, Universal and Fox to subscribe 60 per cent, and the remaining 
40 per cent, to be subscribed by the other member-corporations in such 
proportions as they work out. 

Two practices now in vogue are to be eliminated under the new plan, 
the first of which the practice whereby the worker agrees to pay a pro- 
portion of earnings in advance of earning them, thus making an illegal 
assignment, and (b) wages are not to be paid, as now, in non- negotiable 
scrlj), which Is also Illegal. 

All extras would be paid, under the new plan, in vouchers at their face 
value, these vouchers to be secured in advance at the bureau and the 
five percent commission (Instead of the 10 and 15 per cent now pre- 
vailing) to be paid by the studio at the time of securing the vouchereT. 

Dave Allen has been recommended by the committee as the man to 
look out for the securing of talent. He would work, if the scheme goes 
through, under the direction of the bureau. 



A motion picture director who has a penchant for imbibing In the 
spirits of Joy recently made a picture for one ot the west coast pro- 
ducers. During the course of the production the director felt ttiat he 
should libate a bit and disappeared from the studio. The studio offi- 
cials, worried, were informed that there was a certain friend of the 
director's who was the only man who could handle him while on these 
periodicals. The studio sent for this man and told him to get hold of 
the director. 

It took the friend about two hours to round up the director, get him 
back on^the set and then, tor 10 days, w|ille the picture was beingr 
completed, the guard never left the side of the director until the last 
"shot" was made. 

The film studio Is said to have paid the guard a handsome sum 9t 
money for his vlgU. ..r ' ^ 



Al Woods and Ben Blumenthal are endeavoring to have Alex- 
ander Oumansky's $18,401.27 damage suit against them transferred tof 
trial from the Westchester County Supreme Court to New York Countr 
on the contention Oumansky Is a resident of Manhattan. New York 
county, with its crowded court calendar, would defer trial for over tw« 
years. 

The suit concerns a contract whereby Oumansky was to have been 
ballet master of the Woods-Blumenthal Capitol theatre, London, a pic- 
ture house abandoned by the defendants . through the specifications not 
meeting up with requirements. 

It was a year's contract at $330 a week with transportation for 
Oumansky from Los Angeles to London and back to New Yotk. 



In a far off land of snow and reindeer there Is a little motion picture 
girl, who was a leading lady and might have become a star had she 
minded her Ps and Q's while In this country, who now looks back at 
the good old U. S.- A. as a land that is for her no more. She left quite 
unostentatiously, without any of that usual fanfare of publicity that 
usually accompanies the sailing of a film celebrity. Then the word 
was passed down the line that the little lady of the films was to have 
the American door, barred for her henceforth, sliould she try to return 
to these shores. ' _ ., • 4 

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In staging the prolog to "Al.idme Sans Gene," current at the RivoU, 
Josiah Zuro used French songs entirely, and with the exception of three 
or four In' the cast, none could speak the language. So to get it okeh, 
Zuro used the phonetic spelling system so that the first line of the 
"Marseillaise," Instead ot being put before them properly as "Allons 
enfanta de la patrle," was put before them as It Is pronounced, "Al lawn 
san font de la patree yah." It took a week of rehearsals to get the songs 
Into the cast. 



Sid Grauman is said to have demanded as his prerogative to the 
showing of Charlie Chaplin's 'Gold Rush" at Grauman's Egyptian, 
Hollywood, that no other release be granted throughout the world until 
after the run of the pictuie in Hollywood had ended. lis doubtful if the 
Chaplin people will agree, and it is also doubtful If Grauman expected 
they would, but the Idea Is new. The "Ctold Rush" is expected to 
follow Fox's "Iron Horse"' into the Egyptian. 



April 21 Charle.i Geol.v, operating the Elaves Costume Co., took judg- 
ment for $21,158.89 against the International Film Service Co., Inc., by 
default, and three days later the default was vacated by mutual con- 
sent. This indicates either a settlement or an agreement to try the 
Issues. The suit Is for various costume rentals made for film extras In 
the screening of "Janice Meredith." 



When "Grass" winds up its present engagement at tiie Criterion. New 
York, that house will continue Its film policy for its suc^e.s.ior. cithe- 
"Beggar on Hor.seback," directed by James Cruze, or the South .Sea 
story that Paramount is now cutting. 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



15 



PRESENTATIONS 

(Extra aitraetionM in pieturm theatre; when not 
pictarme, will he carried and described in thie depart- 
ment for the general information of the trade.) 



FpUR DIVERTISSEMENTS 
Singing, dancing and whistling 
S MinutMi Full (Spacial) 
Capitol, Naw York 

Opening this, Lottlce Howell, a 
poprano with a fair-sized voice, did 
Ardlti'a "II Baclo," which has al- 
xmAy been done millions of times 
tut which In the interest of a make- 
shift presentation started off things. 
jt was received mildly. Then Doris 
Kileo, before » special background 
mid with four other dancing; girls to 
open the act, did a routine to 
Tchaikovsky's drony "Danse Arabe." 
. lU mild reception was indicative In 
'the public interest In classic danc- 
ing as a general thing. 

Next, Margaret McKee doing her 
[bird imitations, etc., as a part of 
•Sing, Sing Birds on the Wing," 
.which was sung by Capitol Female 
^^artet This also was old stuff, 
1§XiA received as such. 
' But the next was corking — and 
bald the .nale ensemble in a mon- 
jl^tery scene (not the Friars') and 
wKh Moulan as a servant of the 
[,inonks. A slight story ran through 
|4he song numbers, and the finale 
puul the monks flllng oCf in two by 
Ptwos, with Moulan holding up a 
LtUmy member. In this piece, Moulan 
«iid all the other singers enunciated 
•0 well and clearly that in the third 
row from the back of the house 
Mch word was an entity and cor- 
respondingly distinct. That's diction, 
iud something Moulan knows Inti- 
pntely. The scene for this was a 
Irlne cellar i.rop, and the lighting 
was full. 

This divertissement held a poten- 
tial 100 per cent of entertainment. 
Actually, it struck the 25 per cent 
jpark. 8isk. 



•TIA JUANA" (18) 
Danca Ravua 

Minutaa; Full (Special) 
lony, New York 

^Thls revue features Fowler and 
ara, crack dancing team, an<l 
a Mexican background of cacti, 

ue skies, 'dobe houses and strum- 
:mtng guitars. It is colorful and 
^Modlous and with bowler and 
ifUnara to accentuate* the big 
moments it rises to flne entertain- 
ment Rtoments. 

Opening, The Troubadors, a four- 
string combo, accompany Ablta 

rl In a dance, while Frederick 
kisy, good tenor, has a song 
follow. "In Cuba." Then a 

miliar waltz, "Beautiful Heaven" 
by Fowler and Tamara, beautifully 
done. This pair work like a couple 
of charms, having incorporated any 
Sumber of novelties which combine 
jWoH into their ever moving feet. 

There are other numbers by The 
Troubadors and a dance by Anita 
and Alberto, another team, but the 
final smash is when Ji\>wler and 
fltamara do "The Shawl Dance" and 

which the man whirls and handles 
the woman on one arm. 

In this, as in many other dance 
tcts which they have played In the 
New York picture houses. Fowler 
*il<^ Tamara reveal themselves as 
adaptable to almost any kind of a 
background. 8ls1e. 



that followed and not until the 
boys reciprocated by rendering an- 
other selection did the applause 



ARRESTS FOR CHILDREN 

Arrests were made Monday at 
the Empire, Bronx, New York, of 
Joseph Lander, doorkeeper; Irene 
Hlrchberg, cashier, and Julia Cohen, 
by detectives from the Bro.ix Chil- 
dren's Society, charged with selling 
tickets and permitting children to 
enter without being accompanied by 
guardians or parents. 

The Cohen woman was reported 
standing by the ticket booth selling 
tickets to the children. 

Witnesses swore that 20 children 
passed Inside without being proper- 
ly chaperoned April 26. 



Menjous Abroad 

Los Angeles, May i. 
Adolphe Menjou, accompanied by 
Mrs. Meti.ou, left for New York 
en route to Europe, sailing on the 
"France" May 9 for a three 
months' vacation. Before leaving 
Menjou stated that he would leave 
bis ilifTerences with the Famous 
Players en^rely in the hands of his 
attorney, Nutban Burkan, in New 
York. His contract with F. P.-L 
expire.s May 24, but gives the organ- 
ization an option of two years more 
on his services, which they are al- 
leged to have exercised. 



"MY LADIES' IIPS" FOR JUNE 

B. P. Schulberg's tenth and last 
picture for the current season will 
be "My Ladies' Lips," now In pro- 
duction. The tentative rolease date 
Is June 1. 

The cast ' of "My Ladles' Lips" 
has Clara Bow. Frank keenan, 
Alyce Mills. William PoweH, Ford 
Sterling, John SalnpoMs and 
Matthew Bets. 



HOUSE REVIEWS 



STRAND 

New York, May 2. 

The following reading mailer is 
dedicated to the show at the 
S.rand lUHt week (April 26). Not 
listed undA- House Reviews the 
favorable commert caused by this 
program was strong enough to 
demand a belated Inspection. The 
approving remarks were well 
Justined. 

The usual layout of eight events 
filled out the two-hour entertain- 
ment with "Chickie" as the fllm 
feature. Oiven a corking getaway 
by a restricted number of selec- 
tions fr. m the "Prince of Pllsen," 
the overture by the house orchestra 
was eliminated. For these operetta 
excerpts Joe Plunkett gathered to- 
gether 11' male voi es led by 
Henry Kelley for the singing of 
"The Message of the Violet" and 
"The Heidelberg Song." Costumed 
In uniform and gesturing with beer 
steins the stage picture was unim- 
posing with a black drop and 
nothing but a long, wooden table 



as the set. However, the undres.s- 
Ing was permlssable as the male 
chorus more than compensated. 
Incidentally, Plunkett was forced 
to pay royalty for the use of these 
two numbers. 

Following a Paths "short" came 
"The Piano Ensemble." consisting 
of two men and a woman seated 
at a trio of grand pianos and who 
submitted as neat and concise 
picture house Interlude as any of 
the Broadway celluloid theatres 
have held. Grading their three 
aeleotlon.s so as to close with a 
semi -popular selection the pianists 
gave every indication of being a 
decided asset to any presentation 
program. 

After the weekly waa placed "In 
« Qarden" which brought forth 
iKltty McLaughlin singing a FrImI 
composition "Love's Everlasting" 
(programed as sung for the first 
time). In addition to this Mile. 
Klemova and M. Daks provided a 
minuette to "Tho Glow Worm" 
melody. Tho Friml melody waa 
brilliantly rendered by Miss Mc- 



KIACY and SCOTT 

Singing 

12 Mins.; One 

Capitol, Chicago 

Chicago, Aj)rll 28w 

As a harmony singing and enter- 
taining combination these two boys 
should achieve the same success 
In picture theatres that* "Van and 
Schenck have found' In vaudeville. 
Following an Innumerable amount 
of vocal contributions that ranged 
from grand opera to the more pop- 
ular melodies, Macy and Scott 
stepped out after having been, pre- 
ceded by 40 minutes of fast enter- 
tainment and tied the show up. 

The boys appear In "one" In 
natty dinner jackets with brown 
•oft hats and can^s. 

Their first was a semi- introduc- 
tory number which gai.ied the full 
confidence of the audience. A single 
ballad by the tenor reglstesed sol- 
idly as did a double harmony num- 
ber following. The three succeed- 
ing numbers are embodied with a 
comedy vein that created a rollck- 
hjg atmosphere and coupled with 

|"tbelr vocal ability scored tremend- 
ously. 
Mary and Scott can play the lead- 
ing picture theatres Indefinitely. 
At this house the turn was ap- 
plauded well into the presentation 



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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, May 6. 192^ 



lAughlin and listened aa being a 
jneloUy far above the average that 
undoubtedly was enhanced by both 
Miss McLaughlin's voice and the 
accompanying of the orchestra. A 
garden scene completed the plc- 
tur«. Trailing this was the feature 
and then another "short." 

Between the male chorus, the trio 
Of pianists and the garden inser- 
tion the Strand unquestionably had 
one' of the t>«st presenUition pro- 
grams it has held in months it not 
tor the entire season, and either 
on« of these or all can unquestion- 
ably stand a repeat. 

It is understood that Plunkett 
will attempt to retain the male 
chorus especially selected and re- 
hearsed for the "Prince of Pilsen" 
■core. 8kiff. 



CAPITOL 

New York, May 8. 

"Zander the Great opened to a 
three-quarter house for the first 
Sunday showing and looked as if it 
might show up strongly in the week. 
Around it was a fair surrounding 
program, started off, as have half a 
hundred other movie programs 
along Broadwt^y this past winter, 
by the Offenbach overture, "Orpheus 
In the Lower World." This piece 
of music, played for its rousing and 
familiar finish, also held a nice solo 
opportunity for the first violinist, 
who drew himself plenty of ap- 
plause. 

This orchestra stuff, by the way, 
la interesting. In the Reisenfeld 
bouses the boys pull the old "show- 
manship" stuff of a minute's tuning: 
up, but in the Capitol that is 
omitted. The other bunk, however, 
of keeping the audience waiting a 
minute for the conductor to walk 
but Is pulled, and without any effect. 
, The Capitol leader, like all the 

€ers along Broadway (Reisenfeld 
«pted), isn't drawing any en- 
nce applause, an unusual thing 
considering the lights on him and 
the concert custom of whangins the 
palms at the leader's approach. 

Toe overture went, nine minutes. 
Following was the news reel, hold- 
ing nine cuts and running eight 
minutes, rather short. Of these 
Fox had three, Kinograms two, In- 
ternational two and Paths one. As 
such the news reel was weak — it 
didn't hold any news. There seems 
to be a tendency to make a woman's 
feature page out of what should be 
a scenic newspaper In these reels, 
and aa a consequence the endless 
procession of trivial feature stuff 
Is wearisome. 

Next four divertissements (under 
Presentations), with the real punch 
coming when Frank Moulan and a 
double quartet did a song sketch, 
"The Jolly Friars." The other 
divertissements held Lottice Howell, 
soprano, singing Artlti's well-worn- 
out "Kiss WaUa": Dorto Nlles 
dancing to Tchaikovsky's "Danse 
Arabe" without starting a riot, and 
then with Margaret McKee whit- 
tling before the theatre's femme 
quartet. 

Next the feature, 74 minutes long 
and good. 

Next the exit — which took two 

minutes, and was also good, the day 

being warm and the streets not 

sufficiently crowded to impede 

^ decorous progress. 8i*k. 



Snooky, the chimp, on a Fifth ave- 
nue bus. Ttie duet from Klnograms 
was the boys' parade on Fifth ave- 
nue and the outdoor art exhibit In 
Paris. 

Foltowing was the Fltzpatrick 
single reel of. "Franz Schubert," with 
appropriate selections from the 
works of that composer, with 
Miriam Lax and August Werner, 
soprano and baritone, singing off 
stage, earned applause because 
their work synchronized perfectly' 
with the picture. It was very ef- 
fective. 

Volume 1 of the "Wonder Book," 
the Series of Kelley color films that 
Bering D. Wilson is turning out, 
does not prove itself anything that 
the exhibitor need fall all over him- 
self to get. The color process is 
seemingly but little advanced over 
the old flickering reds and greens 
that one got with Kinemacolor, and 
the subjects in the first volume are 
all practically "still life" subjects 
taken from the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art and the Mu.ieum of 
Natural History without sufficient 
explanatory matter to prove of any 
educational value whatever. The 
floral groups have been much better 
done in the hand-colored pictures 
that Pathe issued years ago. The 
Kelley Color has a long way to go 
, to catch Up to Technicolor as far 
as life pictures are concerned, as 
is shown markedly when a couple 
of girls are shown holding flowers. 

The dance eccentric, a novelty 
in divertissement to a Jazzy accom- 
paniment, won the honors of the 
bill. The feature concluded the pro- 
gram. Fred, 



NEWMAN 



Kansas City. April 28. 
Burnoff and Josephine, featured 
at the Newman this week, are a 
clever team and remarkable dancers, 
but they are certainly cheating this 
week. Of c6urse, it may be they are 
not responsible, but the night this 
reporter caught the show they did 
Just three minutes. At this rate 
their entire Working time for the 
Ave daily shows was 16 minutes. 
Pretty soft. They are doing an 
Apache bit this week, and some of 
the leaps and catches are rather 
startling, but the thing has been 
seen here so often that the novelty 
is Just about worn oft; besides, they 
look l>etter in neater costume. 

The program opens with an eight- 
minute overture, "Selections from 
the Merry Widow," which was a 
happy selection and served well to 
introduce the rather frothy feature, 
"Cheaper to Marry," which followed 
a little later. A Newman News 
and Views, composed of shots from 
Pa the. and KInogrrams, followed, an9 
then came Boyce Coombe, a singer 
of unusual songs. He appeared on 
ft)ll stage, with an accompanist at 
the baby grand. Hts first number 
was a sneezing specialty, which 
started the 'laughs. Next he sang 
"I Don't Like to Do That," and fol- 
lowed with a topical ditty, all of 
which 'pleased the customers. 

A short , Stereoscopic reel was 
next, the management furnishing he 
red and blue glasses needed for the 
proper effects. This was new to 
many, and the laughs and screams, 
as the figures Jumped right off the 
screen, were amusing. Then came 
the trailer for the coming attraction, 
and next the dancers. When they 
exited, after three minutes of fast 
work, the audience' expected them 



RIALTO 

Now York. May 3 
For a show that ran three mlnutes-Ko return for more; but that was all, 



short of two hourSythe entertain 
ment at the Rlalt<r was rather a 
satisfying one, according to the ap- 
preciation expressed by the audi- 
ence at the first Sunday night sHbw. 
Nothing particularly outstanding, 
and for a Broadway house the fea- 
ture was possibly the weakest por- 
tion. There 'were laughs in "The 
Night Club," but If Famous Players 
believe they are going to make a 
comedy screen star out of Raymond 
Orlfnth with this sort of material 
they are sadly mistaken. 

But the balaAce of the show held 
up nicely and interested the audi- 
ence. "The Twelfth Hungarian 
Rhapsody" by the orchestra, with 
Lilly Kovacs at the pl&no, domi- 
nating the musical ensemble at all 
times, ran for eight minutes, and 
the artiste was heartily applauded 
at the conclusion of the number, 
after which she performed a waltz 
solo that brought her another out- 
burst of applause. Both num')er8 
consumed 11 minutes. The orches- 
tra was lighted with blue from the 
dome lights while a spot was di- 
rected on the planiste, who sat In 
the pit with the men. 

Unusual in length was the maga- 
Elne, which ran for a full 20 min- 
utes, comprising a stirring appeal 
for the observance of Mothers' 
Week as its preface, 14 news sub- 
Jectii, and finally a Marcus hair 
cartoon. 'Pathe topped the con- 
tributors with five subjects. Includ- 
ing the burial of Sun Yat Sen in 
China, a new entrant In the North 
Pole air race, the dirigible Los An- 
geles in Bermuda, Nurml racing in 
Los Angeles, the Rlngling show at 
Bellevue. Fox came a close second 
with four excerpts, the first of 
which was really two shots showing 
Interesting people of .the Week; San 
Francisco girls with thel? bdhiaii 
map'«f the country; the •i^oving of 
th« oil land squatters and scenes of 
a wheel chair baseball game by 
wounded vets. International con- 
tributed the harmonica king con- 



and the .feature hit the screen. 
Following the picture came a com- 
edy, "Half a Haro," with Lloyd 
Hamilton, which certainly provided 
good measure for the half dollars 
the patrons gave up for their tickets. 

\Huahe». 



MISSOURI 



Clifford S. Enfield, at the Oau- 

mont studios, San Diego. Cat., is 

making an independent' pfodiictlon, 

te«t, the Paris traffic problem arat'"Tony,'«on'«>f the SWerfas," WCTrtem. 



' St. Louis, May 3. 

The lobby was Jammed for the 
second Saturday evening showing 
of "Madame Sans Gene." H was 
announced later that the house rec 
ord had been broken. 

Because of the Swanson film run- 
;ilng 75 minutea, the overture and 
comedy were omitted. The opening 
unit was Macy & Scott, billed as 
"two aces* of harmony," who 
ductted several songs. They earned 
bows in 10 minutes. 

Following the Missouri Magazine 
of some International newsreel 
shots lasting six minutes, there 
Were present the Maryland Singers, 
who sang Southern songs of the 
60's. Four Rirls li^ crinolines and 
a man comprised the company. One 
of the Rlrlt) accompanied at the 
piano. The man strummed a banjo 
to the opening, and the young ladies 
sang a medley of Southern airs. 
After a t>anJo eolo, all come on for 
"Dixie." A parted back-curtain re- 
vealed a cotton held, ostensibly by 
moo.iltght, and a song was rendered 
for a finale. Fifteen minutes. And 
well-Uked. 

In the opening scene of "Sans 
Oene." wherein Napoleon's laun- 
dress and the rest sing "Ia Mar- 
seillaise," a woman sings it in 
French from an upper box. Al- 
tboggh progranyntd. an organ s^Io 
i^as ellrMintted, as .the show already 
ran .two hours and twelve mlnutee. 

RucbcL 



HLM REVIEWS 

FRIENDLY ENEMIES 

SUrrlnc W((b«r ud Ftolds, diracted br 
Oeorc* Melford. produced bjr Bdward Be- 
laac«. Productions, dUtrlbutad by Produc«rs 
Dl«trlbutlns. 

Adapted from the atace plar of aaroe title 
hy Hamuel Shipmaa and Aaron Hotrman. 
Corp, U. Bebaatlan preacnta. At Colony 
(Moas*). New Tork. weak May I. Running 
time alwat TO minutea. 

Karl PfeJffer Lew FUlda 

Henry Block Joe Weber 

June Block .....Vtrdnta Brown Blalre 

wnilam Pfelffer Jack Mulhall 

HUda Schwarta Lucille Lee Stewart 

Miller (allaa Walter Stuart). Stuart Holmea 
Mrs. Maria PfeiSer Busene B^gaerar 

"Friendly Enemies," through its 
dramatics, melodramatlcs and com- 
edy standoffs, besides its stars, 
Weber and Fields, should class for 
anywhere. There may be said to be 
an overdose of heart interest in this 
picturlsed story, now that the war is 
over, but nevertheless the comedy 
of the action as well as in the cap- 
tions is a perfect offset. 

The captions are In the pigeon- 
English language of those famed 
comedians, Joe Weber and Lew 
Fields, but here Mr. Weber only as- 
sumes the laugh burden. His stage 
companion, Mr. Fields, does act in 
this film. In fact, this picture of 
the Shipman-Hoffman Broadway 
success, "Friendly Enemies," will 
become noted for the acting' In it. 
While Mr. Fields easily leads and 
has some heavy emoting at times, 
not one member of the cast lags far 
behind, while Mr. Weber in his 
imitable Joeweber way, never muffs 
a laugh and often Is in on the tears. 
It's a good education at this date 
after hostilities. Its point as cre- 
ated by the authors was the Ger- 
man-Americans and~. their progeny. 
In its stage day the piece was a 
sensational success as a cotnedy- 
drama through Its faithfulness to 
the then war condition. Now It 
may remain the same and In the 
film for all the foreign boms and 
their native children to take heed 
that when In America there Is but 
one country — America. 

Thus are the dramatics tgid the 
emotions played upon, strongly at 
times, as the Pfelffers se^ their own 
son commissioned as a second lieu- 
tenant in the U. S. Army. He is en- 
gaged to June Block, daughter of 
Henry (Mr. Weber), who is an 
avowed partisan of the co'untry he 
adopted, while his "friendly enemy," 
Karl Pfelffer (Mr. Fields) Is still 
with the Fatherland thbugh a natu- 
ralized American. ^ 

Off young Pfelffer* goes, on a 
transport supposedly and which is 
blown up In New York Bay, through 
the machinations of the German 
Secret Service and with the assist- 
ance of a $10,000 check given Miller, 
the German agent, by the elder 
Pfelffer with the hope it will aid In 
ending the war If the American 
troops may be stopped from going 
over. Young Pfelffer missed the 
boat 

An explosion of the transport, 
though but suggested, with melo- 
dramatlcs Involving the U. S. Se- 
cret Service ^nd Inserts of march- 
ing troops for thrills, while for emo- 
tion Is the anguish of the elder 
Pfelffer, the contrast of Mrs. Pfelf- 
fer. who Is In sympathy with her 
son's patriotism and the shrewdness 
of Henry Block, which leads him to 
cheat a bit on Pfelffer when playing 
pinochle much as Weber and Fields 
do In their famous poker scene on 
the stage. 

Perhaps Just a bit ovedrawn or 
drawn out In Its pathos at times, 
still the script la holding for the 
elders and a thrill for the young, 
having everything from love to 
laughs. 

It often has been said by show 
people that Lew Fields is a great 
actor aside from his comedy 
achievements. He Is certainly a 
great actor in this picture. 

"Friendly Enemies" was a stage 
hit and it should be a screen hit. So 
much may be said of Weber and 
Fields in any connection that It 
seems only a matter of proper pub- 
licity to put this picture over for 
the limit, with the picture itself 
backing up all claims made. 

"FYlendly Enemies"- la the first 
full flve-reeler Weber and Fields 
have appeared In. They are looked 
upon as strictly comedian.<«. Now 
that they have gotten away with 
this and to a superlative degree in 
work away from them as a team, 
why not put them out in a straight- 
away five-reel-all-comedy? .Sim**. 



THE NIGHT CLUB 

PMramount picture presented by Adolph 
7,ukor and Jcaae L. Lagky, featuring Rny- 
mnntl Orlflllh. Adapted from William de 
Mllle'a play, '•After Five." hy Walter 
Woo<l»: script by Keene Thompiion: directed 
by Frank Umon and Paul Irlbe .\t the 
RIalto. New Tork. week May 3, IKT>. Run- 
ning time fiO mloutea. 

Robert White TlUyinonil Orifflth 

Kdlth Henderson .-Vera RevnoMa 

Dlahk) ,,.i ^..Wall.ire Beery 

Carmen -, Loul<«? Kuzenda 



Are pictures reverting to type 
that was the vogue about 1.1 years 
ago? That question might right- 
fully be asked after viewing "The 
Night Club," in which Famous 
Player* - Lajky feature Raymond 
tJriffith, which was directed by 
Frank Urson and Paul Iribe. Pos- 
sibly the training the latter of the 
two directors had in France may 
account for a lot of the old stuff 
that there is in this pictiupe, for a 
decade or so ago when they were 
maltfitf comedies, •specially Pathe 



comedies in which Max. Ltnder was 
the star, there aeemlngly was a 
slogan "When In doubt Insert a 
chase." That is exactly what has 
happaned In the case of "The Night 
Club." Looking at It one is more 
than reminded of Walter Hill's 
classic "Chaining the Canary Loose," 
which broke into print in December 
of 1909, for "The Night Qlub" Is Just 
as traditional a motion picture, done 
in Just as traditional a manner 
as that was. 

The only difference is that this 
picture with the title "The Night 
Club," ijaving nothing to do with 
either the story or the picture, is in 
6,000 feet of film instead of the 1,000 
feet that they used in the dear old 
days agone. 

Sure there Is a reference to "The 
Night Club" in one title at the be- 
ginning of the picture, but that is 
all, there isn't any more. The first 
1,000 feat of Eastman stock is used 
up in planting a plot with the hope 
and expectation that the next 4,000 
feet will find something to harvest, 
but they might Just as well have 
planted the seed in the ocean as in 
the plot. 

Bob White (not the bird with the 
whistle, but a batch) falls from 
Grace or for Grace, one way or the 
other It matters not, except that he 
Is at the altar and about to become 
a sacrifice to advance Matrimony, 
who has made a safety and reached 
first, but he« called "out" by the 
ump, who is the long lost holder of 
the previous ensagement belt, and 
Grace walks. That looks like a 
promising beginning. Bob White — 
the batch, not the bird — is going to 
dash right out Into the middle of 
gay old New York's night llf6, for 
Isn't the title of the picture "The 
Night Club"? Does he do that? 
Not on your last 100 feet. He goes 
home and fires his housekeoper be- 
cause .she's a woman. 

Now for a little more planting. In 
conie% the mysterious stranger and 
shrieks, "Ha, am I in time?" He 
has the old I'nk's will in his hand, 
and Unk Is going to give Bob — the 
whi.stle, not the bird — a million 
bucks — providing Bob isn't married 
and will dash right out to marry 
Edith Henderson. Edith Henderson 
is a little girl going to school some- 
where, nobody seeming to know, but 
It Is hoped that she wasn't taking a 
motion picture course in that new. 
Paramount Screen Sirens School, 
bring your own lunch, and for which 
"the authorities have selected two 
excellent, hotels where the students 
will be lodged, the girls at one, the 
boys at the other, well situated, be- 
ing close together and within easy 
access," but she couldn't be beca'usa 
the director would have known 
where she was. And, besides. Bob — 
the bird, not th'fe whistle — has also 
Inherited Gerley, a valet, from Unk, 
so that squared it for the firing of 
the housekeeper. 

Annyhoo, Bob the batct^ a*»d 
Gerly (note: not "girly") start trav- 
eling cause Bob the Batch is 
through with women forever. May- 
be 1,500 or 2,000 feet at this time. 

For no good reason let's show up 
in Spain and have a bathing beach 
and a trick bath-house and a lot of 
Max (no. not Mack Sennett) bath- 
ing girls. All right, that's a good 
idea; we'll do that. So there we 
are in Spain with a bathing batch, 
no beach, a hotel and a lot of girls. 
We'll send Bob with his whistle Into 
the hotel to find his valet and yell 
"Gerly" in one of the halls, and — 
you're right, that's exactly what 
happened — they all came out in the 
hall and Bob Jumped out of a win- 
dow. This is cue for the first 
"chase." Bob chases up the street 
and into a Spanish house, finds 
Diablo chasing Carmen all over the 
lot with a lot of knives and every- 
one else knocked cuckoo, but they 
never sees him and he never sees 
them, and Just for that he wants to 
rent a room, but instead of that 
when Diablo finally sees Bob the 
Batch he wallops him and throws 
Mm over the bar against a lot of 
bottles. Then you say, "Ah, at last, 
a 'night club' in Spain," but you are 
all wrong again; it's a hotel for men 
only with la^y guests, so that's out, 
and so is Hob. 

Time for another chase, so it's a 
good itfea to brmg the heroine into 
the picture about this titne and have 
her drive a wild automobile up the 
crooked street and chase Bob; 
that'll take another 200 feet. Fin- 
ally when that piece of chase i.s 
over Bob decides that he likes the 
heroine and the heroine decides she 
likes Bob. and everything is all set, 
except one believes that she has to 
marry some guy for coin and the 
other believes he has got to marry 
some girl for ditto — and they both 
decide they won't, so there! 

Then Bob suddenly discovers that 
"she's" the girl and she discovers 
that "he's" the man^and then she 
won't all over again. Bob decides 
that he'll have his wbistle cut <(hort 
so as to give her the dough and thu.«! 
prove that he really loved her and 
didn't want to marry her to get the 
>coin. Th.Tt's a job, getting bumped 
off in a manner that will be satis- 
fnctoiy to Unk'.s will, even If yon 
lire willing to pay for a good job! 

But then, still in Spain, h.nve a 
bull fight to draw on, and a bull. 
Utile or big. Ig relished more or^fss 
by everybody In the picture busi- 
ness. So turn the bull loo.se. 

Don't you remember that picture 
that Dong MacLean did, "The Yan- 
kee Souse," or something like that, 
when he had a runaway automobile 
go down a mountain? Well, let's 
run our automobile backwards and 



mebbe no one will notice It. That 
will use up all the footage to tha 
limit of five reels and we can have 
Diablo chasa him on a bicycle and 
then let the lovers clinch at tha 
finish. "• 

All right, let's shoot, and If w* 
don't make a star out of Griffith 
with this sort of stuff, mebbe we 
can try something else. 

That's exactly what you'll hava 
to do. Mister Zukor and Mister 
Laaky, for you have got a bet in 
Grltntb. but you'll luive to give him 
something other than the material 
of this picture. And remember 
don't try to make Griffith a Max' 
Linder, for that is what he looks 
like and acts like in this "Day 
Stick" ^r whatever the name of it is. 

There is one mighty good bet in 
the picture. Vera Reynolds. Sha 
can troup, and you had better give 
her a chance in the future. Mayb« - 
she will develop. 

Oh, yes, the audience at the Rialto 
Sunday laughed a little, but they 
didn't laugh as they should have to 
put over this picture as a hit. Tho 
picture as it stands isn't going to 
advance the name of Raymond 
Griffith a single step as an asset to 
the exhibitor at the box office. 

Fred, 



ZANDER THE GREAT 

Cosmopolitan production released throusb 
Metro-Qoldwyn. Made from the stage play 
by Hnli!ibury Field and adapted to tha j 
screen by Frances Marlon. Mnrlon Dnvk'S ' 
starred Directed by Ueorse William Hill. 
Reviewed at the. Capitol, New York, May t. 
RunnlHK time, 74 minutes. 

Mamie Smith Marlon Davles 

Tuan I'Vmnndei Holbrook Rllnn 

Dan >Iurrhlaun , Harrison Ford 

Good News Harry W«t«on 

Tex.'»8 Harry Myers 

Bart Black Qeorge BelKmann '• 

The Matron ..Bmlly Filzroy 

The i^erlff Hobart Boaworth 

Mr. Pepper Richard Carle 

Mrs. OnMwell Hedda Hopper 

Klnier I.ovejoy...... Kiln Howland 

Zander Master John Huff 



Mnrlon Davles once more, after 
spect'acle films, has found a happy 
medium in comedy. Not since 
"Little Old' New York" has she been 
cast so well. "Zander" can be wel- 
comed as a good program comedy; 
For that's its classification. The 
picture is taken from the stage 
play, In which the Frohmans starred 
A^lice Brady. 

The story concerns an orphan 
girl, mistreated, but finally taken 
Into the home of a Mrs. (Caldwell, 
whose husband has desek-ted her and 
gone to Arizona. Mrs. Caldwell dies 
and leaves a young son»^ Alexander, 
whom Mamie calls Zander — the long 
name being too big for a tiny boy; 
It's off to Arizona in a Ford, and > 
there she finds that the boy's father, 
is dead, but nuns into three other 
men, one the hero and the others 
characters. She reforms their 
stablishment, makes them quit 
bootlegging, and settles. In these 
latter se^^uences some extraneous 
but interesting fight and chase 3tutt"j 
is worked in advantageously. .< 

Early in the. film, as the pug-y 
nosed brphan. Miss Davles does*'' 
great work, but In the latter part 
Is merely pretty. Her cast Is finei 
headed by Holbrook BUnn In a 
familiar Mexican role, Harry Wat-, 
son in a comedy part, and numerous 
other sterling legit names in com- 
paratively small roles. The whole 
thing is lavishly put on and fairly 
well directed. At the Capitol Sun- 
day aftei^noon, before its first audi-,; 
ence, it drew plenty of laughs andL*i 
held the Interest fairly well. * 

"Zander" can be counted on UT 
hold up particularly well In the 
territory where the Hearbt Journals 
circulate, and In other cities on Its 
own merit figures strongly as a 
program feature. It is clean, direct, 
thrilling, has plenty of love interest 
and the advantage of some nifty 
comedy. Bisk. 



SOUL FIRE 



rrt 



Presented by Tnsplmtloa Pictures, Ine., 
releanM by Pirat National. Adapted fnjBI' 
he play, "Oreat Mdatc," by Jo8et>hlne l4>- 
vett. directed by John S. Robertson Starj, 
ring: Rlcfcard Barthelhiess. At the Stranft; 
N. T., Weak May 8. Running time, t^, 
mini. 

PROrXKJlTB 
The Critics. Percy Ames and Charles EVtdale 

Howant Fane I-<'e Baker 

Mrs. Howjinl Fane Effle Shnnnoa 

Conductor j Carl Edouarde 

ITALY 

Krlc FVine Richanl Barthelmeas 

The Prlncpsa Rhea Carlotta Monterey 

Howard Fane I-ee Baker 

Mrs. Howard Pane Effle l^hannoa 

The Old Musician... ..Ous Weinbers 

PARIS __ii 

Eric Fane RirhanI Barthelmeaa.:, 

The Princess Rhea Carlotta Monterey 

The Prima Donna Klta Rossi 

The Orchestra Leader BilwanI La Roche- 

The Dancer In the Music Hall.EIlalee RuW 

Pleurette, a manikin Alloeu Berry 

PCrnT SAID 

Kri<? Fane Richard Barthelmees 

.San Francisco Sal Helen Ware 

ilvrb.-Tt J.-'nes, a ji.^l'or Walt-r Ixins 

Dancers r,enh Ij» Roux and Zc4>ald* 

THK SOUTH .^EA.S 

Eric Fane Richar.1 Barlhelm«»e 

Toita nes.iie I-o»« 

Ruau « H.irriet Sterling 

Dr. Travera ArlUur -Metcalfe 



ka. 



Here is a corking box-offlco pic- 
ture. a< reen entertainment that will 
get rrinney almost anywhere with a 
st-ir n.ame to draw 'em in and some-, 
thing on the celluloid to entertain 
after they are in their sc.its. It 
driesr't matter that the -"tar is over- 
shadowed bv Be.>«sie Lwve. who only 
comes Info "the picture after about^ 
three reels of it have pas.of.l. for the^^ 
audience Is getting real entertain* 
ment out of the picture. 

The rola that Richar.l Birthelmesf 
has— that. virtu.Tlly, of a pander— 
is not one that will win any syrnpa- 



IWSW-i »■.•/' 'J^.i... 



Wednesdiiy; May 6, 1889 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



47 



tky for him. albeit b« play* It tor Ita 
foil wortb. 

« Tbo picture Is boilt In a series of 
iotir sequ«nce0, eacli wltb H« own 
|ne affair between "the kid" and. 
gome woman. There la an Intro- 
tfaotory prolog In which Carl Ed- 
«aarde, musical director of the New 
York Strand, makes his debut as a 
moreen artist. It Is in a concert au- 
ditorium where the concerto from 
the pen of Eric Fane Is to have its 
initial rendition. ' The various 
nlMses of the composition are sup- 
fSosed to Interpret an episode in the 
fme of the composer as he lived his 
e earlier days in search of the Indefln- 
lable something that would awaken 
kls genius. 

First he is shown in Italy, where 
be has been studying: for a year and 
jias failed to succeed. Refusing the 
aid of his father, who wants him to 
forsake muslft and enter the com- 
niercial fleld.'the boy runs off to Join 
a mistress in Paris. He lives with 
ber for a time, but finally, when she 
eomes to the realization that he is 
In reality an Idealist and will not 
stltute his gifts in the composl- 
of popular music, she cA.sta him 

The second sequence Is one that 
.ws a soubret in a cabaret and a 
ivue prima donna who are ready 
fall If the composer will or^ly say 
.e word. But instead of turning to 
ther of them he leaves Paris flat, 
is next seen in the dive section 
Port Said, where the madame of 
girl-and-booze Joint falls for him. 
id what a performance Helen 
are, as San Francisco Sal, gives 
this episode! She Just about 
walks away with everything that 
there Is in the picture at this point. 
He flees that section of the world 
because he believes he has murdered 
a sailor in defense of Sal, and next 
'ihows up on a tramp steamer lying 
a harbor in the South Seas. He 
es his escape over the side of 
boat and swims ashore, falling 
hausted on the sands, to be found 
lere the next morning by an or- 
ned half-breed girl. Her father 
[was an Englishman and her mother 
a native. She has him brought to 
her hut and falls in love with him. 
is the night before the native 
larriage ceremony is to be cele- 
rated, when it is discovered that 
e girl has been infected with what 
suppose to be leprosy. During 
e next reel there is sufflicient sus- 
nse to hold the audience until it 
discovered that it isn't the dread 
Isease, and then for the happy 
ding. 

At last the concert ends, and the 

St dreaded of all the metropolitan 

usic critics turns to the parents of 

e composer and informs them tiiat 

elr son Is a genius, and the final 

eout still shows the boy on the 

lUth Sea isle with the half-and- 

f girl. Whether he ever came 

ck and whether he brought her 

rlth him are items that are left to 

e audience to interpret as they 

lease. 

"Soul Fire" is a plcure for the 
loney. It is sexy, but not to the 
tent to arouse the censors. 
Jn the first two sequences Carlotta 
Jonterey plays the role of the Princ- 
ess that is enamored of the musi- 
n. She looks the part and plays 
remarkably well, but John Robin- 
n should never have shot her pro- 
ile. Helen Ware walks away with 
e third sequence, although Walter 
)ng provides a very good heavy. 
Then, in the final sequence, Bessie 
ve manages to take the picture 
tirely away from the star. She is 
delight and looks like a million 
Ollars. 

Robertson direction carries the 
Cture along in good shape. At this 
ause, where the audience recog- 
lited Carl Edouarde. musical direc- 
T, he was accorded a decided 
ceptlon when appearing on the 
reeh. Fred. 



nrm AVE. MODELS 

^tTnlvrrsal-Jew«l starring Mary ThUbln 

Norman Kerry. Adapted . from the 

i.v*I -TJie Best In Life" by Muriel Hlnc 

^Hb Svend Gade tbe director. Sbowlng at 

a Piccadilly, New York, week of May 2. 

Iinninx time, more than 40 mlna. 

•bel Mary Phllbln 

ancls .Doran Norman Kerry 

fh Lydanl Joseph Swlckard 
Von Qroot William C«.nklln 

|ra. Tory Serecold Hoaemary Theby 

ne. Suxe Kosa blone 

[Confined to Oreenwich Village 
nd the art angle, at a time when 
ke Village is well on its way to ob- 
irion, this Universal-Jewel projects 
a middle class feature of but 
rerage merit. 

[Mary Phllbin is the daughter of 

struggling artist who is sent to 

rison when accompanying two 

^leves into a mansion to point out 

Rembrandt they are after. His 

111 is brought on by Isobcl having 

Vcn discharged from .a modiKte 

^op after a fight with one of the 

rl.s during which she ruins a gown 

^d Is notified she must make good 

take a Jail sentence. 

|The father gets the sentence and 

is never explained who makes 

lod the money for the dress. How- 

rer and meanwhile, Isobel has se- 

Ired a hearing from Doran, pro- 

](etor of an art gallery, where she 

taken her father's pictures. The 

JtltJe of Dwran Immediately a.sk- 

Iiobel to become his private 

tretary brought laughter and ap- 

luse from a Saturday night audl- 

ce due to the blunt manner in 

kich it Is Introduced. Following 

U the audience obviou-sly lost in- 

PSt. 

number of the settings arc- 



>*■*** »na there is Included a sun- 
ken ship cafe which includes the 
usual celluloid cabaret eccentric- 
ities. 

Miss Phllbin and Mr. Klerry are 

superior- to the picture but are so 
restricted by the script. Others in 
the cast fall short of making them- 
selves significant. 

The picture meant little to a Pic- 
cadilly audience and will hardly im- 
prove that rating except as the 
grade of houses it plays descends. 

Bkig. 

Troubles of a Bride 

William Fox Production. Directed by 
Thomas Buckingham, from story by John 
.Stone. Robert Agnew, Alan Hale, Mildred 
June and Bruoe Ctivlngton in cast. At the 
Stanley, New York, May 4. Running time, 
bS mins. 



This picture Is the only one of Its 
kind. Pipe its contents. 

One nasty villain and assistant; 
one Southern colonel, daughter and 
fiance; one family fortune; seven 
wild rides on horseback; three wild 
chases In automobile; a wild train 
ride; the switchman bound; the 
burning coaches, and, finally, the 
derailment at the drawbridge Just 
after the hero saves the heroine. 
It's all chase stuff. 

However, the picture goes like 
this: A smooth crook. The Baron, 
gets into the home of a Southern 
colonel. He is after the family for- 
tune and gets it, kidnapping at the 
same time the bride from her wed- 
ding. The entire guest list chases 
after In staid chaises,' but with 
guns. However, his car wins, and 
if it hadn't crashed into a house it 
would have taken the villain to safe- 
ty. But when he gets the girl in this 
house he locks all doors carefully 
and begins wearing his dirtiest look. 
He doesn't mean to do right by the 
gal, and she doesn't mean to be 
wronged if she can help it. So she 
gets her sweetie on the phone and 
tells him that things look pretty 
dark and would he please give a 



lift. He allows as bow he would, 
grabs a horse which vaults nine 
fences, three hedges and a few mole 
hills and failing down several times 
in the process. But hero keeps on 
and arrives Just in time. But vil- 
lain knocks out the hero and sticks 
up a train, forcing It to move on. 
Running all the passengers into one 
car, he gets the gal in another, but 
this car catches fire. Then he. see- 
ing that the hero is chasing him, 
hope off the train, gets on top of a 
500-foot cliff and Jumps down into 
the hero's buggy below. Then there's 
another fight and a long tumble 
down hill, which ruins the villain, 
but the hero, still undaunted, hop? 
a sp^re engine and chases the burn- 
ing- cars, because his girl has long 
black hair, and he doesn't want It to 
set singed. He anives in time. The 
next scene is a shady lawn, and 
hero and heroine are embracing. 

Plenty of action and real thrill 
stuff. Acted by a good cast, which 
Includes Agnew as the hero, Alan 
Dale as the villain and Mildred June 
as the girl. It bear.i up better than 
If others had handled. The action 
stuff is perfactly directed, and if 
somebody didn't get hurt Jn making 
this film, then there isn'i a law of 
retribution. 
. "Troubles of a Bride" isn't sexy, 
as might be expected. It's almost 
an ideal proposition for the neigh- 
borhoods which draw on the work- 
ing classes. And made as it is its 
makers didn't aim at anything else. 
That much they say in a foreword 
which explains that "Troubles of a 
Bride" is made solely for entertain- 
ment purposes and that if you don't 
like it you'd better hop. After 
watching that first cha«e nobody is 
going to hop, for the other chases 
follow rapidly. Hiak. 



PORTS OF CALL 

William Fox feature, starring fMmuDd 
XMtft. Produced and dlrp<'te<l by IVniaon 
curt. At the Stanley. New York, May 1. 
Running time, CI minutes. 



Rioardo Cortez will play in "Not 
So Long Ago," to be made for 
Paramount by Sidney Olcott. Betty 
Bronson has the leading feminine 
role. 



Domestic triangles, like others, 
have three sides. The acuteness of 
the angles depend largely upon the 
attractiveness of the men and 
women involved. And the sum of 
the angles of a triangle are to- 
gether equal to two right angles — 
that means that two separate do- 
mestic affairs are straightened out. 

In this picture the locale Is on a 
far away Island. On that Island i.s 
Th« Man, The Woman and The 
Other Woman. The Woman has a 
husband, while The Other Woman 
has regenerated The Man. But the 
husband is a bad egg, and is in- 
citing insurrection by his continued 
bad treatment of the natives. And 
the natives, getting a, little bit sore 
at this, rush the Joint one night and 
do sume fancy shooting and flame 
spreading. 'They are dispersed, 
however, by a trick, and The Mar^ 
The Woman and The Other Woman 
are left to work out their own sal- 
vation. To kill this suspense The 
Other Woman wins. 

It's well acted and produced. Ed- 
mund Lowe is a handsome fellow, 
and from the exploltatlun Fox Is 
giving him Is apparently holding 
up as a draw in the Fox product. 
That being the case, this vehicle is 
perfectly satisfactory, and even 
with a Lowe draw it qualifies as a 
program feature for the middle- 
grade houses. Some expense is evi- 
denced and good direction Is always 
in evidence. Besides, the subject 
matter li) treated in a virile manner, 
and if anybody should ask you, 
virility in treating a domestic prob- 
lem has the English drawing room 
way backed oft the edge of the dock. 

Siak. 



PLAYING WITH SOULS 

First National picture, made by Tbomas 
H. Ince <'orp. Directed by Ralph Iocs and 
•daptad to the screea by O. Gardner SulM- 
van. Jacqueline LAimn. Mary Aslor and 
Hunter Ctolller featured. At B. 8. MoasT 
Colony, April 90. Running time, 70 mlnotea. 

Ilrlcotie Jacqueline Logan 

Margo. Mary AMor 

Amy Pale Uelle Bennett 

Matthew Dale, 8r...; Cllva Brook 

Matthew Dale, Jr. <«g<M 4) Helen Poga 

Matthew Dale, Jr. «a«(Kl JO) 

Wlllam Collier, Jr. 

I>ou!»e Jp«sle Arnold 

Monsieur Jumier Jocef Swlckard 

Illegitimacy and its blight, treated 
ill a sensible and effectively dra- 
matic way. Is the keynote of this 
picture. The plot concerns a man 
and woman, wealthy but unhappily 
married. Their son is neglected and. 
until he becomes mature, is by him- 
self at a private school in tYance. 
There he Is continually taunted by 
his companions because the parents 
never vl.sit him, .and the Implication 
of the boys Is that the youngster. 
Matthew Dale, Jr., is illegitimate. 
He begins to believe this himself. 

So to Paris he goes, tells the 
banker through whom his checks 
come that he doe.«!n't want them any. 
more and that be Is going to the 
dogs. Then the banker comes to 
Paris, meets his son without the 
boy knowing he is trotting around 
with his father. From cabaret to 
cabaret they go, with the boy, 
r..adly In love with a gold digger, 
while his true sweetheart waits for 
him back at the school. But he has 
told her that, unlti his legitimacy is. 
established, he can never marry her. ' 

The punch, however, comes when ■ 
the boy's mother arrives in Paris, 
and, dolled up to the point of youth- 
ful 50, she flirts with her own son. 
Then the father comes, tells her 
what she has done. That leads to 
a happy all-around finish, with a 
wedding between the boy and bis 
true sweetheart and a reconcDatlon 
between husband and wife. 

This film is well made and well 
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It should be a source of as much interest to ex- 
hibitors as it is to us that. reports from previews 

at Lx)s Angeles and the opinions of the critics 
are to the effect that HAROLD LLOYD'S 
newest picture, his last under the Pathe contract, 
is beyond question the best picture he has ever . 
made. , •; -r. 

PATHE EXCHANGE, INC., is further pleased 
to publicly voice its appreciation of the 
HAROLD LLOYD CORPORATION'S con- 
tractual integrity in having spent in the produc- 
tion of this picture over three times the amount . . 
called for by contract. J r*^ ,/. ;'" ' '.^^ 



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Pathe also wishes to emphasize in this manner, 
the fact that each Harold Lloyd picture will con- 
iinue to be sold on its own merits, and without 
regard to or in conjuction with any other 
pictures. - ; 

The new picture will be released in early 
Autumn. 

A special sales staff is teing organised to augment 
and co-operate with the regular Pathe force in 
the prompt distribution of this wonderful picture. 



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VARIETY 



RADIO 



Wednesday. May 6, 1925 



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IRKSOME ADVERTISING ACCOUNTS 
aOG^IP ANY RADIO EVeflNG 



Music Only Remaining Savior of Etherizing — 
WJY's Two Solid Hours of Music Tells Radio 
"Killing" Plug— "Lure of Maine/' Ezdusire 



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The radio bills are cettine to be so 
cut and dried with their standing 
list ot paid advertising "accounts" 
that an Intelligent review of the 
evening'^ entertainnxent can almost 
be written from the schedule. When 
the Happiness Boys (Billy Jonen 
and EhTiest Hare) or the Spear * 
Co. home Mitertalners, or Dan Greg- 
orjr's Band or any of the other 
Standing features are slated, it is 
only a Question of variance of pro- 
gram to relieve the monotony. This 
is no reflection on any of the trio 
mentioned, for there are none better 
for radio entertainment of its type 
than Jones and Hare, and the Spear 
Co.'s band and Dan Gregory always 
manage to dish out the dance tunes 
engagingly. 

A glanee at the program holds 
forth nothing particularly different 
or Inviting, with the possible excep- 
tion of WJZ's University of Penn- 
sylvania program. For two hours 
a few numbers from the current 
Mask and Wig show, "Joan of 
Arkansaw," were offered, followed 
by considerable speech-m&klng by 
e^Ieba from the Ben|amln Franklin 
hoteL 

For the rest, the same assortment 
of pluggers and regular nnmbers 
Mled out the evening. Tuning in on 
WHN at 7.30 a House of Health 
talk glibly spieled for several min- 
utes .but braahly conclu«led with 
the "suggestion" to have "the doctor 
examine you" and an invitation to 
*^speot our institution" plus the 
desire to receive a letter or post- 
'card anent these talks, which sounds 
like a scheme to build tip a mailing 
list. 

From medicine the WHN an- 
nouncer switched to a plug for a 
women's apparel shop. The plug- 
ging thereafter was taken up by 
Matty Levlne, pianist, and obviously 
a Remlck ally, with the assistance of 
Lola Chalfonte and Vera Audrey 
on the vocal end. 

WEAF had a kiddie etory, fol- 
lowed by a routined talk by Jackie 
Cooean in a May Day message on 
behalf of Child Health Day. The 
speech was prepared and read, but 
convincing and coming through 
nicely in Jackie's pleasant voice 
Which evidenced a curious adi^lx- 
tare of childish naturalness imd 
sophisticated self-consciousnees. 
Musical Marathon 
The WJY program was a musical 
marathon from 7.30 to 11. The Is- 
land City Orchestra, a 30-piece com- 
bination under Arthur H. Ho(rraan*s 
direction, repnesentlng the Island 
Ix>dge of the A. F. and M., also had 
a glee club under Howard Hoyrs 



band-unit conductor and a record- 
ing artist of considerable prowess. 
His own "WaHx of Tomorrow" was 
nicely rendered. 

The Spear Entertainers, plugging 
for the furniture company, opened 
their musical program with a May 
Day conception topped off by 
straightaway dance music. 
"The Lurs of Maine" 

"The Lure of Maine" was again 
plugged via WHN as part of a Se- 
r«>nto realty promotion project In 
which Chas. A. Mann Realty Co. 
flcrurea. Sergeant Eddie Goidfleld, 
of the Police Reserves, called atten- 
tion tp a forthcoming benefit. Es- 
telle CrosEman's piano recital was 
fair. The Crystal Palace dance 
music (Dan (Gregory band) ditto, 
and coming through the remote con- 
trol in tin-pan fashion. The Rose- 
land dance orchestra (Fletcher 
Henderson's) is a corker and ranks 
with the best. Gilbert and Wimp, 
uk» specialiats, clicked, as did Eu- 
frene West, songwriter, and Babette 
Guth, soprano. The Club Atabam 
and Parody revues concluded the 
WHN evening per schedule. 

Prom WJZ M. J. Cross, announcer, 
plugged a wait with vocal rendi- 
tiooMi pending the arrival of the St. 
Regis orchestra. 

Ben Bernie's dance music from 
the Hotel Roosevelt via WEAF was 
worthy as ever. Ahd. 



2 New Chicago Stations 

Chicago, May 6. 

Andrew Karzas has opened a new 
broadcasting station At his Trianon 
ballroom on the southside. WMBB 
are the letters standing for "world's 
most beautiful ballroom." The per- 
sonnel of the rew station will in- 
clude Clyde Hager as announcer. 
Harold E. Murphyr-publicity direc- 
tor, and Martin Swanson, chief 
operator. 

Another station will open today 
in the Wrlgley Building. This is the 
station WHT (WHliam Hale Thomp- 
son) that Willtam Wrlgley and U. J. 
"Spert- Hermann n.e Interested in. 

The station will probably play an 
Important Vole in the next mayor- 
alty etectton as Thompson la certain 
to run again. 



Russia'f R«dio Papen 

Waeblnctoa. ICajr S. 

RumU haa "taUen" for the 
radio erase. The demand for 
recelTlag seta far exceeds the 
supplr. It belns atated «,M>0 
worklnamen's oluba and lt.000 
provincial reading rooms are 
equipped with the seta. 

Radio newspaper* are the 
most popular thing now being 
broadcasted. Theae are sent 
out In two editions, one at 
noon and the other at eight- 
p. m. The first la timed to 
reach the workers at noon 
when they gather In eating 
houses, while the evening 
broadcasting Is said to Include 
every department of a dally 
new8i>aper, including reviews 
of theatrical performancee and 
pictures. 

The musical end of the pro- 
grams go in nuire for classical 
music rather than jass. 



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(NDEUCAU ADVERTISING 



Last Tuesday, the Kellogg Co.. 
of Battle Creek. Mich., breakfast 
cereal manufacturers, enlisted 
WEAF and 12 other stations for a 
grand radio plug on behalf of 
"Pep," a new Kellogg breakfast food. 
A crack show was featured by bald 
stressing and use of the world "pep" 
as descriptive of the entertainment. 
To top It off Gene Lockhart offic- 
iated as announcer In a manner not 
QUlte as decorous aa la tha want 
ef the American Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. stations. 

It now Is a qaestlon whether 
radio can be fostered bar hiring good 
professional talent and Ihen handi- 
capping It with Indelicate adver- 
tising. 



3-Act Conedy Drama on 
Radio Via Stock Company 

A stooit production whtek the 
Harry Bond Players of Schenectady, 
N. T., recently spon sored, will be 
radioed by the WOT radio stock 
company May IS. It Is a three-act 
comedy-drama by Harrr Austin 
Bond, which the author will pro- 
duce for the ether in association 
with Ten Eyck Clay of the WGY 
Players. 

Because of its short cast and 
non-dependence on scenio or me- 
chanical effects. It is ideal for the 
radio. 



BADia PAPERS BATTLE 

Hennessy Radio Publications 
Corp., headed by Roland Burke Hen- 
nessy, publisher of the New York 
"Star" and also the "Radio World, " 
la being sued for an Injunction in 
the Federal Court by the Radio Di- 
gest Publishing Co. 

Hennessy's paper is alleged to 
have infringed on the copyright of 
radio chart published Jn the "Radio 
Digest Illustrated." 



CIAS6IC NAME COMEDTATIOir 

An unusual distinction to be ac- 
corded to a modem classic comi>oser 
Is the naming of an orchestra after 
him. Beta Loblov and his Johann 
Strauss Orchestra of 22 inaugurate 
tea musicales May 10 at Janssen's 
Hofbrau-Haus. New York, where 
iltrauss music will be featured to a 
"six bits" convert charge. 

Loblov was concert master of the 
New York Philharmonic laet and 
before that assistant conductor at 
the BudaiJesth Symphony orches- 
tra. 



Advertising Band's Tour 

Providence. R. I., May 6. 

The B. F. Goodrich Silvertown 
Cord Orchestra which opened Its 
New England cbnesrtv tonr here 
Sunday night, pnlled over 3,000 
people to the Arcadia ballroom 
when booked as an added attraction. 

Neither Joseph Knecht or the 
"Masked Tenor," radio features of 
the advertising band, which goes on 
the air no less than IS times weekly 
under various names, appeared with 
the unit, which may account for its 
comparatively small drawing power. 

The Silvertown group played here 
with a guarantee of 1600 and ex- 
penses, according to report, under 
the auspices of the local American 
Leglop Post. . 



Melody ''SteaV" Alleged 

Irving Berlin, Inc., Is being sued 

with Ted Lewis and Frank.,Rosa for 

j,_^ ., ..«...., - . I ^D accounting, ah injunction and 

ThTT«„Sf l^V: .?.'JS. ?rr.\ «Jamage, by the A. J. Stasny Music 

Co., Inc., In the Federal District 
Court over the song, "Show Me The 



The Texans also furnished concert 
music and following their hour the 
St. Regis quartet did its stuff with 
Irwin Brams and his Knickerbocker 
Grill orchestra topping off with 
dance music. 

If this is no Indication that music 
Is the malnsUy of radio entertain- 
ment nothing is. It Is quite com- 
ptehendable with a program like 
this how and why certain musical 
numbers may be overdone through 
concerted rendition all over the 
country at this rate. 

Harry Hoch and M. K. Jerome on 
behalf of the Waterson. Inc.. cat- 
alog plugged their stuff, iollowins 
which Charles P. Strickland's or- 
chestra from Palisades Park held 
forth. The remote control from thft 
Palisades ia technlcallr vdeflcient 
and comes throwrh like a dlsbpau. 
This was a complaint last year ,ind 
should be remedied by the WHN 
technicians. 

WJZ had another Boys' Day talk, 
followed by Max Kalfus. a tenor of 
exceptional quality, with Keith Mc- 
Cloud of the WJZ staff accompany- 
ing. Mr. Kalfus Is a radio favorite, 
and justly eo. The U. of P. pro- 
gram with Ben Glaser's corking 
daDce muitic direct from the Beaux 
Arts completed the WJZ evening. 

WEAF'S Happiness Boys again 
demonstrated the wherefore and 
Whyfore of their ether popularity. 
Adam Carroll, pianist, followed with 
George Gershwin's "Rhapsodie In 
Blue," the Paul Whiteman concert 
number. Carroll in a Whiteman 



l^.ici'ii vS; l)av 

SILVER BELL 

BANJOS 

Vea Catalog — Jurt Out 

THE BACON BANJO CO, Inc 

GROTON, CONN. 



Way." which ijewis and ^oss, pian- 
ist in Lewis' Jaxx band, authored. 

The Stasny song, "My Daj^ Will 
Come When Your Day's Gone," is 
the work of Monte Carlo and Alma 
Sanders, allegedly copyrighted be- 
fore the Berlin, Inc., publication. A 
melo^ "steal" is alleged. 

The property value is estimated at 
ISO.OOO. Kendler A Goldstein rep- 
resent Stasny, Inc. 

BAHROAD FBEIOHT BATES 

Washington. May i. 

A declslor. la expected to be 
handed down by the Interstate 
Commerce Commission by June 10 
on the request of western railroads 
for higher freight rates on radio 
sets. ' 

The railroads are basing their 
claim for higher rates on the higher 
values placed on tha sets above 
other electrical equipment. 

Music and radio concerns are 
fighting the Increase, as it would 
equally effect phouograplis which 
are combined radio sets. 



NEW SFECHT UHT SAIUHO 

A new Paul Specht unit to be 
known as the Specht Collegians, 
will sail for England June. 22 to 
open at the Empress Room of the 
Royal Palace Hotel, London, a 
week later. They will succeed the 
Specht Melodians who have been 
playing there since late winter. 
The Melodlans are slated to fill a 
summer engagement on the conti- 
nent. 

The Collegians are a group of 
Pennsylvania college boys who will 
8|>end their summer vacation as 
professional musicians. It Is a 10- 
piece outfit. 



MTERNATl AMATEURS ^ 



rarls, April 27. 

The outstanding feature of th* 
international amateur radio con^ 
gross here last week was tha wel- 
come extended by French delegates 
to the German representatives. 
There was some preMmlnary doubt 
as to their reception In Paris, but 
a French member of the congress 
delivered an address which cleared 
the cloud. 

The representatives of the Ger- 
man f^reless fans at once took 
their places in the conference for 
the organization of an International 
amateur wireless committee. The 
proposed headquarters will be at 
Hartford, Conn., in the offices of 
the American Radio Relay League, 
and a convention is to be held in 
that city next year. 

The American delegates in Paris., 
were H. P. Maxim, K. B. Warner» 
Hartford. Conn.; James Morris, At- 
lanta, Ga.; G. L. Hlght, Rome, Ga.» 
and Lloyd Jacquet, editor of "Ama- 
teur Radio. Canadian delegates 
were W. C. Borrett, Halifax, N. S.. 
and Loyal Reld, St. John's, New- 
foundland. 



COmfAND 



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m YAUDE? 



Foilovring their week at the Stan- 
ley. Philadelphia. Irving Aaronson 
and his Comma.iders may play the 
Palace for a special engagement 
prior to oiiening at the Rita-Carlton 
hotel, Atlantic City, for the sum- 
mer seasoB. The Commanders 
clased with "Puzsles " Saturday due 
to Elsie Janis' Illness, and close* at 
the Hofbrau-Haus May 17 with an- 
other Aaronso'.i unit succeeding. 

The Rialto, Washington, Is an- 
other picture theatre the Command- 
ers have agreed to play before go- 
ing to Atlantl- City, the date being 
open for the.l convenience. 



BASLErS EABLT KOBHINOS 

Daylight saving has made it 
harder for Arthur Bagley, director 
of the early a. m. exercises broad- 
cast by the MetrcpoUtan Life In- 
surance Co. Instead of directing 
his ether gym class for one hour 
each morning, Bagley has had his 
duties doubled because WEAF, 
New York, and WEEI, Boston, ad- 
here to ^e daylight saving sched- 
ule whereas WCAP, Washington, 
la faithful to eastern standard time. 



EAUFMANN IN DETBOIT 

Whitey Kaufmann and his Victor 
recording orchestra, after barn- 
storming In Pennsylvania, the 
south and middle we^it for four 
years, have accepted a six months' 
engagement at Brlggs' Cafe, De- 
troit, where they open May 11. 

The nine-piece outflt,wlll also play 
vaudeville dates In and near De- 
troit. The orchestra was formerly 
known as the Pennsylvania Sere- 
naders. 



GOT UFT AND HIT 

Waltham, Mass., May 5. 

Joseph Varney, musician, got a 
"lift" with an auto party. In a 
lonely road some time later Varney 
was unloaded and felled with an 
auto crank. The men, holding him 
up, were interrupted by a motor- 
cycle cop. who rescued Varney. 

Four men were later arrested in 
Weston and held for assault and 
battery under 910,000 bonds, the 
case to be heard May 13. 



. HANST'S $5 CONCEBT 

W. C. Handy, "the father of 
American blues," and composer of 
the 'most famo-r- indigo classics in 
American Jazz repertoire, will be 
the concert attraction May 17, at 
the Greenwich Village theatre, with 
his colored orchestra and minstrels. 

The house is scaled at |5 top 
and the good advance sale is a 
tribute to Mr. Handy for his con- 
tribution to American music. 



FLOTILLA BAND DOUBUNO 

Yerkes' FlDtllla Band opens to- 
night (Wednesday) at the Arcadia 
ballroom. New York. The band is 
current at the Broadway and will 
double with the local Keith houses. 



BILLY B. VAN'S 

PINE TREE SOAP 

for Actor* 



WIEDOEFT'S HEAVY ADVANCE 

Los Angeles, May 6. 

Herb Wiedoeft and his Bruns- 
wick Orchestra, playing at the Cin- 
derella Roof, are going to make a 
supply of records that Is to last for 
the next six months. The reason is 
that Wiedoeft will start a tour of 
the key cities In the east June 16 
which will keep them away until 
Oct. 1. 

Wiedoeft is now leading a 12-man 
unit. 



Elkeles' UniqM 'loonge" I 

■ New York's newest and most ,j 
unique restaurant is Percy Elkeles'^ 
Lounge (club), at 58 West Bl8t.„ 
street. Barely open a week, it .! 
seems to have sprung into instan- , 
tancous favor with the set of its. 
neighborhood (5th' ave.). '^ .^ 

The uniqueness of The Lounge,, 
Is In iU setting and arrangement. 
Each table Is within a com^rt* . 
ment of Its own. Each compart- ' 
ment la haaviiy and richly uphol-'^ 
stored In crown fashion reaching^ 
nearly to the ceiling. Other than, ^ 
those opposite each other down 
along the room, each party dining' 
virtually in seclusion. There are 
no free or unobstructed tables. This 
immediately gives the impression of ] 
privacy for a conference or tete«j 
a-tete while eating. I 

Situated on the ground floor with ' 
an entrance from the street, the 
Lounge seats about 100. Some of 
the compartments accommodate six ■ 
persons, others four and others 
two. A lounge the entire length of 
both walls Is divided Into the com- 
partments. Chairs harmoniously 
upholstered are in use, while has- 
socks aid the scheme of personal 
comfort, that is the Elkeles' origl'^ 
nt\ idea of outAttiag a novel res- 
taurant, giving the daily tired set 
of the West bide something entirely j 
unsuspected for exclusivenesa j 

The Lounge serves luncheon and : 
dinner, closing nightly at 10. It 
specializes on cuisine at reasonable j 
prices. 

Mr. Elkeles was also the designer | 
and creator of the Deauville Club, \ 
the first and most successful of all 
of the later floo<| of "night clubs" | 
in the Times Square section. j 



WEEKS WINS ON INJUNCTION 

Detroit, May 5. 

Ted Weems and Victor recording 
orchestra, featured nightly at Ori- 
ole Terrace, served with an injunc- 
tion and a suit for $10,000 by Ralph 
Nadell, manager. Marigold (hardens, 
won a victory on the injunction 
proceedings when Judge Harry J. 
Dlngeman denied it on the grounds 
that conflicting te-itim.ony had been 
given. 

Nadell claimed Weems con"t.cted 
with him to play Marigold Gi.rdens 
for $1,100 weekly, the agreomer.t to 
run one month. He alleges Weems 
Jumped his contract March 29 and 
went to play at the- Terrace. 



Victor Artists Concluding Tour 
The eight Victor artist;^ who have 
been touring the smaller towns in 
one and two night stands in con- 
Junction with the exploitation cam- 
paign by the Victor Talking Ma- 
chine Co.. play their final concerts 
next week. 

The individual members of the 
unit may take up picture house 
routes on their own. 



Joe Fejer Has Pneumonis 

Suddenly attacked with pneu- 
monia Saturday, Joe FeJer, the or- 
chestra leader, was hurried to the 
Polyclinic Hospital In New York. 



STEIN GETS YDUNG^S PIER 

Coon- Sanders, M. 8. A. OrcheatrSt 
Opens on A. C. Pier June 29. 



Chicago, May S. 

J. C. Stein, of the Music Corpora^ 
tion of America, has succeeded la 
securing the entire music contract 
from Young's Million Dollar Pier 
in Atlantic City, formerly controlled 
by the Benson office here. 

The Incapability of the Benson 
office to furnish recognized aggre- 
gations Is one of the many reasons 
attributed to the current change of 
bookings. The Coon -Sanders or- 
chestra, under the i>er8onal direction 
of the M. C. A., will open at the 
pier June 20 at a figure reported to 
be $2,500 weekly. 



Copyright Suit 

Joseph Anuzzl, operating the 
Cabin Dancing Academy, 150 East 
14th street, New York, Is being sued 
for copyright infringement by Sha- 
piro, Bernstein A Co., Inc. 

The unauthorized public perfomi- 
ance for prof t by Anuzzl of S-B's 
"Alabammy Bound" is complained 
of. 



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ACK LINTON 

AND HIS 

CADET ORCHESTRA 

New.llovel and Zntertaining 

Unsnimoui Pra.s* by Pr»«i *^ii 
Public. 

< VKt: Vl>» KM \Ol't /- 

Jti.'O Hro«d«ttr. ^»" \<>rW 



'Wednesday, May €, 1925 



MUSIC 



VARIETY 



46 



MUSIC MEN 

ABOUT FACING 

ON RADIO 



Publishers. Lend Ear to 

Radio— WEAF Plans 20 

Stations in Hookups 



ta 



■the radio situation a« regards the 

in«n finds some of the latter 

about-face on their attitude. 

it is considered that radio 

IP by WEIAK and Its relay of 

tt&tlods easily reaches an audi- 

of 1,000,04)0 people, and with 

•r six times that number on 

al occasioas. It has given rise 

thought that something tan- 

M« might result from such a vast 

log." 

Plans are now under way for in- 
rcfuiing the American Telephone 
Telegraph Company's hook-up 
W£AF as the key station to 30 
bar broadcasting centres by a sys- 
of land wires. Such a gigantic 
twork would bring the broadcast- 
material before an enormous 
iidlence estimated at l.OftO.OOO 
es without special features to 
national attention, 
takes time and resources to 
eh a fraction of an audience 
' that magnitude through ordinary 
mela It has long been con- 
led that if radio would co-operate 
In exploiting new Issues, or 
in numbers for a limited period, 
llo and the music Interests would 

mutually cooperative. 

Radio, however, does not fancy 

lis idea. If It did. there would b« 

restrictions or necessity for 11- 

ilng from the American Saciety 

Composers, Authors and Publhih- 

teas than le percent of the A. S. 

A. P.'s annual ineome is from 
Ik) licenses and it has been a 
of trouble and annoyance to 

ret that. Some members have 



Cnttbig-h'' OB Songs 
Can Work Two Ways 



The "cuiting-ln" on sonsn 
evil, one prominent orchestra 
leader confessed, has been 
overdone by him and to his 
detriment. In the desire to 
get as much stuff placed 
around with the view of ex- 
ploiting them himself and 
"starting" them commercially. 
the scheme hasn't panned out 
so well. The reason is that 
the promiscuous publication of 
mediocre material hasn't helped 
matters. ^ 

As a result, he has a num- 
ber of "lemons" on his hands 
and. as the "breaks" would 
have it, he has been forced 
latterly to tui^ down really 
meritorious material, as he 
must concentrate on the pub- 
lished stuff and give it a 
chance to happen, although he 
is convinced, from indications, 
that for the main the grand 
"plug' 'is futile and wasted on 
Inferior song material. 

Orchestra leaders on the 
whole are getting wise that it 
doesn't pay to tie up promis- 
cuously with song "lemons" 
and Jeopardize their chances 
when they hatch a real song. 
The publishers are only human 
and despite the Importance of 
the leader, if the latter disap- 
points them on one tie-up, he 
Is hot likely to come back for 
a second try. 



BENSON LOSING 

HOLD ON 

CHICAGO 



Former Orchestra Czar 

Now Has Only One 

'Name' Unit Working 



EAER'S SUMKSB VAUDE DATES 

Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Hotel 
^lltmore orchestra will start on a 
summer tour of the New Ifork 
Keith-AIl>ee houses simultaneously 
with their openiing at the Cascades 
(roof) atop the hotel next month. 

Vic Berton. drummer. joins 
Katan's organisation pext week and 
Arthur Schutt, ptHTllst with Paul 
8pecht for several years, is another 
new Kahn recruit. 



aven wondered whether aside from 
the principal of the thing, it was 
worth while at all. 



Chicago, May S. 

£dgar Benson's organisation Is 
rapidly crumblipg. At one time 
Benson was cxar of all he surveyed 
■o far as orchestras were concerned 
in this town. At one time Benson 
booked almost every cabaret and 
hotel in Chicago. Today a check-up 
shows that the Don Bestor unit at 
the Terrace Garden is practically 
the only first class orchestra under 
the Benson banner, and this unit Is 
being maintained at a weekly loss 
(pr the sake of the prestige. 

Benson still has some good musi- 
cians on his books, but orchestra 
leaders heading this way from out 
of town shoaM be warned that no 
matter how good a musician might 
be, if he comes from the Edgar 
Benson office he is apt to walk out 
at embarrassing moments. The 
experiences of Jackie Taylor, or- 
chestra leader from the Coast, re- 
cently emphasized tke danger of 
letting Benson know how much an 
orchestra Is getting, as Benson is 
famous as an underbldder. Taylor, 
fortunately, lost nothing by the re- 
cent c](ample of Benaonian "strat- 
egy," but other orchestra leaders 
from out of town have not fared so 
well. 

The Bensonian 

Benson placed three or four men 
with the Arnold Johnson orchestra 
and. when the time seem^ ripe 
Beninn suddenly pulled out his men, 
leaving the Johnson band crippled. 
In Hoy Bargy's case Benson suc- 
cessfully prevented Bargy from 
branching out independently and 



HOUSE OF DAVID BAND 
AND "VARIETT ADVERTISING 



^ 410 E. 163d St., New York City. 

May 4, 193S. 
Editor Variety: ^ 

Just a note to let you know what I think of "Variety" as an 
advertising medium. 

About six weeks ago I ran a $100 ad In "ATarii^ty" on my House 
of David Syncopators. stating we had Immediate open time. 

The result was a wire from W. J. Cook, coocest and ballroom 
promoter of New England, who booked the organisation for a con- 
cert and ballroom tour of two weeks, and also a wire from the 
DeWaltoff Amusement Co., of Savin Rock, who played the band for 
a Sunday night concert at an excellent figure. 

The result of the |10O ad In cash for this organisation was 
approximately |3,S00, which makes me believe that "Variety" adver- 
tising pays. 

I am now planning an advertising campaign and will shortly M« 
your business representative about same. 

Thanking you for your many past favors, I remain. 
Very truly yours. 

HOUSE OF DAVID SYNCOPATORS. 
By Dick Jtt$, 
Manager. 



(Above letter voluntarily sent to Variety, antiraly unaolieited.. 
This is the firat "advertising letter" Variety has printed of the 
many received in 15 years). 



compelled Bargy to become pianist 
with the Isham Jones orchestra. 
Bargy lia.s been under a Benson 
contract for some time and when 
this expired he wished to progress 
higher than he could under the 
Benson system. Independence Is 
one thing the Benson ofllce will not 
tolerate if it can be prevented. 

In the Hmall miscellaneous Job- 
bing fur house parties, small dances, 
banquets, etc., It Is known that 
Ben.son carefully sees to it that no 
gi^up of musicians ever play to- 
gether long enough to achieve a 
personality or name apart from that 
of Just being Benson musicians. 
, When the repoi-t of Isham Jcmms' 
eastern migration became general 
Benson attempted to break up 
Jones' crew. By elo^aence or magic 
Benson persuded three of Jones' 
men to refuse to leave Chicago, and 
without a doubt K Jones had not 



t>een too big to be slain with a pop- 
gun Benson would have ruined him 
as he has ruined other progressive 
bandsmen who have dared to bavt 
plans of their own. ^ 

Benson is bait owner of the do> 
funct Hearst Music Company. Ho 
bought in some months ago and It 
Is understood his aGhome was to 
unload the Hearst catalog through 
his Victor connections for racord- 
Ing purposes. Benson ha« aometimea 
been able to sway the Victor peo- 
ple, but he nevar put anything ovtr 
on the Brunswick crowd. 

As a proo' of the fact that the 
Benson office la slipping may t>« 
cited the following list of places 
which he la not booking: La 
Boheme, F^rshlng Palace. Congroa* 
Hotel, College Inn. EMgewater 
Beach, Crillon. Deauville, Frolics. 
The Tent, SilTor Slippor, Celialmo'i 
and others. ^ 



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VARIETY 



MUSIC 



Wednesday, May 9, 1935 



BERLIN NOW DANCMG 
NIGHTLY; BAN LIHID 

Police Waive Restriction of 4 
Nights Weekly After Two 
Yrs. — Favorable to Bands 

Berltn. April 22. 

Berlin may dance again whenever 
It wants. For the last two years 
there has been a police regulation 
which only permitted dancing four 
evenings weekly. This was in the 
nature of a political protest against 
the occupation of the Ruhr. As the 
cause of this demonstration has 
lonfr Klnce ceased to be actual, the 
police have at last aboUshed It. 

This will make it easier for dance 
bands, as they will be able to play 
nightly and. In consefluence, secure 
better guarantees from the resLau- 
raata and b^Ha. 

The only ail-American .organlza- 



tloa plai'iag here at present U the 
Ohio Lido Venice, formerly under 
Bpecht'e management, but now 
headed by the drummer. Smith. 
These boys are playing at the Pa- 
lais Heinroth, one of the highest 
class cafes in the city. 



""Huich'' on R^al Estate 



Miami, Ma y S 
On a "hunch." Jesse Oreer, ac- 
companist for Zena Keefe and com- 
poser of a popular song, "Florida," 
has invested In Florida real estate 
here at Beacom Manor, situated at 
the city limits of Miami. Miss Keefe 
also bought up a parcel of real es- 
tate. Both played here last week. 
The Greer-Keefe tracts are 
across the street from Gertrude 
Vanderbilfs home now under proc- 
ess of erection. Qalla-Curci. the 
opera diva is also improving her 
holdings here, personally building 
a home at the Manor. 



Paul Ash at McVicker*8, 
Playing on Stage and Pit 

Chicago, May 6. 

Paul Ash and his orchestra will 
open at McVicker's Monday, replac- 
ing H. Leopold Spitalry and his 
unit. The tatter's combination will 
be practically disbanded through 
the switch with Spltalny being 
transferred to the Tivoll, a.isura^ng 
complete charge of the music for 
that house. Seven of the men 
presently appearing with Spitalny 
will move with hira. The balance 
of the McVicker orchestra vinil be 
laid oft for the time being and will 
be re-engaged when the new up- 
town theatre opens. 

Ash will have a 19-piece combi- 
nation appearing as a stage pres- 
entation weekly and also supplying 
the music in the pit. The leader 
will only direct while the orches- 
tra Is on stage, with the assistant 
conducting the men .while furnish- 
ing the Incidental music for the 
screen attractions. 



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LEADING ORCHESTRAS 



a,. 



.ir. ,r M- 



HmNC AifltONSON I 



AND HIS 

* COMMANDERS 

i- 53d St. and Bioadway 
SEW YOSK 



HAL FISHER'S 



OIICHE3TRA 

TOQltlMO OBTHJiVM m4 KKITII 
with JONES artd ELLIOTT 

Hal Flaher, drama; Bddie HUleary. 
banjo; BrroQ Wolf«t ' piano;. .l>yl« If*n- 
bercer, trumpet; Maratoa Melton, trom- 
bona; Barl Stahl. aax. 

PwrauuMBt addraaa 106* Ormace Bt.. 
liaac B«*ch, da. 



H DAN GREGORY 






■•4 hU fuMW 

Crystal Palace Orchestra 

Eitolueive Victpr Record Artists 
Mill Street, mmc BiaeJwy, Mew Var^ 



[ ACEBRIGODE 



and Hb 14 Virginians 

MONTE CARLO RESTAURANT 

Broadway and 51st St., New York 
BschuMve Manas»MPat Jloarph FrMlBUUi 



ROY FOX 



and his Or^estra 

Now featured at the 
Cafe Lafayette 
LOS ANGELES 



MAL HALLETT 



I FLETCHER HENDETSORT 



AND HIS . 

Roseland Orchestra 

•COLX7MBIA BBOOBI> ABTUTS 

AT ROSELAND BALLROOM 
Broadway and 51st St., N. Y. C. 



I ART KAHN, 



. and his ^ 

Versatile Entertaining Band 

Permanent address. Box 612, 

Lawrence, Mass. 

."TQURIMQ NEW ENGLAND" 

Managernent: Charles Shriebman 



BROWN-AGLE'S 



ORCHESTRA 

New riaylac AECADIA BALLBOOM 

•raaSwy at IM SIrwI. IN* Vwt 
..._- JOS. iW. KAT, Manager 

FOR DETROIT 

- irs - 

I JEAN GOLDKETTE 



WORLirS GREATEST BARGAIN 



A Brief Essay by MILTON FEIST 

17-Year-Old Son of Leo Feist 



Orchestra 

victor Becordlac ArttoU 



DAVE HARMAN 



TED HENKEL t 



and his Orchestra 

LEIGHTON'S'CAFETERIA 
707 H. Broadwar, Ixia Ansclea snd 

VIRGINIA HOTEL 
- LONG BEACH 

''^K> V. O. N. Mtsbtlr. V:te t* ie:W 



AND ORCHESTRA 

••'.• ..<«. ON TOVB .: ■• / 

re(;inaif«Bt addreas: WilUanuiMrt. Pa. 



,._; — it : ^.11. — : — -- 

Origmal Indiana 5 



DICK LUCKE 1 



Hecord and Radio Artists 

New Playing Cinderella. Ballroom 
4Sth Sireet apd Braadway. New Tork 

\ rpMBV MORTTON, Maaaser 
rhMe BlchmaSd BiU S479. Sterllas SSSS 



•■d hia 

^Columbia Recording 
Orchestra -■'' 

Third ConaeeutiTe 8ea»«n 
SENATE. CHICAGO 



The Original Memphis 5 



ON DANCE TOUR 
Direction BERNIE FOYER 
1674 Broadway* New York 



PRYOR MOORE 



fKENNETH MORSE 



ORCHESTRAS 

Playing Daily at the 

5 Boos Bros. Caleterias ^^ 

'also ■ •■ 
The Playhouse Orchestra 

^ and ■ ■ , - . 
Contracting Special Dance 

Orchestras '" 
"^ LOS ANGELES 



WILBUR DE PARIS 



AND HIS 
Cotton Pickers' 

•'PICKIN' COTTON" AT THK 

CIMDRBEIXA BALLHOOM 

B rsadwar and 4Sth Rt., New York fltr 

DIrectiaa JACK FIUEI,. 1000 B'way, N.Y. 



RADIOLIANS 



RAY WALKt.R, Directot- 

»;; 7TH MONTH AT 

CHUMMY CLUB 

711 7th Avenue, N. Y. C. 
■•9r««ea(«Hve: HABBY rBARL 



HARRY STODDARD 



ANU HI8 

''Streets of New York Orchestra" 

Keith-Albee and Orpheum Circuits 
Mreelloa BOflK * CDBTI8 



' and his 

.•ARCADIANS 

PLAYING ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 
Direction— Moore A Megley . ' 
Next Week Orpheum, Oakland, Cal. 



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EL (>EOESKY AND HIS 
ONTMARTE ORCHESTRA 
OVIELAND FAVORITES 



BROADCASTING NIGHTLY. KFWB 

HOLLYWOOD, CAL. 

Cl«aia««^a)r t«-'^-0«*« far Basiuremrata 



FRIAR'S INN ORCHESTRA 
"That's That" 
1043 W. Sixth Street 
,'. LOS ANGELES 



DAVE PEYTON 



nnd Irta 



Symphonic Syncopators 

The riul Whitrman of the Colored 

Orctiestrasi 

rerahlas Palace, C'hicaco, Indeflnlieir 



IRVING ROTHSCHILD 



ANI> 1118 

KINGS OF SYNCOPATION 
"Cafe Deauville" 

CHICAGO 



CHARLEY STRAIGHT 



AND HIS 

Rendezvous Orchestra 

IIBOAIK ACTING NIUUTLY WJJU 

RENDEZVOUS CAFE. CHICAGO 



TTT 



If you don't adverti»e in 
VARIETY don't advertU* 



LEE MATTISON 



AND HIS . 

Broadway Society Orchestra 

THIS WEBK. MAJESTIC. CHiCAOO . 

PIracU— ' 
BMt AU T. Wilton W^t Chaa. Crawl 



GEORGE MEYERS 



AND HI!« 

Club Alamo Orchestra 

' Appeak-lnc -Nl^hUy at JM Ward'a 

CLUB ALAMO 

2S3 West l2Sth 8t, New York City 



It lias been aptly saiil that music is the cheaposk commodity pur- 
chasable and the best bargain obtainable. 

"Even if we disregard its inspiring and enlivening effects, which 
confer immeasurable benefits on humankind," says the economist, 
"in Its material form of instruments and printed sheets it is the best 
investment in the world." 

He Justifies this st^uid by saying In his technical way that music 
possesses the greatest multiple and existenial utility Icnown to hi.s 
science. Or, putting it in the layman's language, it can supply 
pleasure to more people for a greater period of time than any other 
thing that money can buy. 

•*0h Katharina" as ExampI*,, ^ r ; ^ • . ^ 
Let us take a concrete case to «ee If these statements hold good. 
Supposing an individual owns a piano or other Instrument, and 
purchases a copy of some wholesome popular song, as "Oh Kath- 
arina," to take a particularly pleasing example. Possibly by the 
end of a year the owner of this sheet' of music has tired of it and 
plays it very occasionally. But during that year I believe it Would 
be a fairly accurate estimate to say that the composition is played 
20(K times. What other expendUare of 35 cents would confer 200 
Increments or doses of satisfaction on as many people as cite to 
listen? Let us say for the sake of having a deflnlte flgure to 
discuss. that the average number of listeners is -five. This would 
make one thousand, individual hearings over one year of time. It 
would seem that the economist Is right,- for here we have a great 
number of renditions extending over a considerable period of time 
(hence possessing existenial utility), each one cal;>able of being en- 
Joyed' by many people, hence having multiple utility. 

If we take a more classici^l example, we And much the same con- 
dition. For. If one buys a copy of, let us say. Wagner's Evening 
S^ar, as one can in many meritorious editions fof the sum of 16 
cents, one will play it less frequently, possibly 20 times a year. But 
one never tires of such a piece permanently, and in ten years it too 
has been played 200 times, with no limit in sight to the number of 
future renditions. In this case, the economist's assertion Is even 
more true, for as many ipdividuals can enjoy the music, as in the 
other cade, and its existential utility is greater, or 'h other words, 
while the number of times we enjoy It ate less frequent, the pe- 
riod of enjoyment is limitless and Hence In the long run even more 
doses of enjoyment are derived. 

Unlimited Listeners • ; •*'' =■ ..',.'.•, ..* 
Let us forget to consider the more widely dispersed hear- 
ings as* in concerts or radio recitals. WJth the same cost, the 
utility/ is made more multiple, for the listeners are many In the ca,se 
of a concert and an nnlimited, potentially enormous amount of lis- 
teners can enjoy a wlrelel^s rendition. i . 

As usual, the economist, recognizing the limitations of his sub- 
ject-matter, neglects the consideration of the more psychological, 
less concrete aspects than the value of a specific Investment in ac- 
tual «opies receiving aetuat performances. Consider (or a moment 
the amount of pleasure which can be derived Vithout the ownership 
' of such a copy. How n\uch pleaisure we experience when wehum 
"Oh ICatharlna" from memory or play It by ear, if we arfe gifted 
in that way! -.i. 

Then to sum up, pforlded we enjoy and like a particular piece of 
music, it gives u» more satisfaction for its small price than any- 
thing else, irrespective ol price. A.nd it confers 6n ua benefits Of 
which we are not directly' aw)Elj:*e ia cheering us up, in its re&ninff 
effects, and fn giving onr emt>tions healthy exercise. V *♦** 



GLEN OSWALD'S 



Victor Recording Orchestra 
Playing' Cmderella Roof 

DOUBUNG TH^TRES 
LOS ANGELES 



BEN POLLACK 



and ORCHESTRA 

Venice Ball Room 

Venice, Cal. 

(for a long time to come) 



The SANGAMO 
BAND 



UKK LKIUEBT, EMORV UAtUUEBTK 

Noir at th« ^ , 

Powhatan Hotel Roof 

Wa«lilnrtOB'* M<Mt Rm<!lu»l*« Keaf 



WASHINCTONIANS t 



Cluh Kentucky 

Broadway and 49th Street. N. Y. 

"DUKE" ELLINGTON, Director 

OTTO «ARDWICK. 8ax. - 

JAS. R. ROBINSON; 8aK. 

"BUB" M I L^Y.. Trumpet 

CHARLIE llllVfS,' T^fmbone 

FRED GUV, Banjo 

"SONNY" OREER. Drums 



WEIL'S "BIDE" "PERCY" 



Chicago, M«y 6. 
Milton Weil received a set back 
last week when the 'Vigilance Com- 
mittee gained its first step towards 
restricting the publishing and disr 
tribution of the popular number 
"Percy Have Mercy on Me," branded 
as "blue." Weil has appealed the 
case and will have a retrial next 
week. 



Saitiiifir Parties 

Last week up to Friday night was 
a, succession of' (ar^well dinners to 
Vincent Lopez and ^{s.; orchestra 
prior to their .sailing for London 
Saturday pn the "L*vi»t,han" for 
eight weeks at the Kit.Kut, open- 
InK .May .11. 

Wednesday night. Jack >Rpbbins, 
the music publisher, who is ac- 
companying Lopes abroad, was 
similarly honored. Domenico Sa- 
vinoi, Lopez's arranger, who 'goes 
with the band as technical director, 
was likewise bon voyaged. 



IRWIN DASH LEAVES Mn.TR 

Irwin Dash, songwriter and "act 
man," has left Jack Mills, Inc., after 
an as.sociation of oVer two years 
during which time Dash contrib- 
uted a couple of big hits to the 
llrm's catalog. Dash with Al Dubip, 
also of the Mills, Inc., staff, are ne- 
goUatini; to sign as a writing team 
with some other music firm. 



Panico*s Own Orchestra * ' 
On Mississippi Craf{ 

Chicago, May 5. •.• 
Louis Panico, who refused t»»' 
leave with Lsham Jono.«i, when the-- 
latter migrated to New York, de- 
spite the orchestra leader offered 
Panico a guarantee of |500 -weeklr, 
has recruited his own organization< ^ 
and will appear ia the Balaban and- 
Katz houses. 

P&nlco's orgaillxation has been 
booked i4o supply the music for one < 
of the ' boats eperatthg out -of ^C 
Louis, opening June 1. *' 



^ Ixiwrence, Mass., May 5 ** 
: Mai Hallett and his orchesti-a. re'-' *• 
burning for the summer with a 
dance tour and roncert, .-tntiexed 
$3,400 for their share of the gate ' 
last week (six days) at the Cres- ' 
cent Garden.« at the beach. The 
Oldening wa» attended by 4.000. 

The Hallett land will tour" 
throughout JJew England in stands 
ranging from one-nighters to week , 
engagement. - 



MIAMI'S NEW BALLSOOM 

' A new mammoth ballroom is go- 
iiiR up in Miami to be known as the 
Cinderella under G. E. Smith and 
F. Di Woodland's direction. 

Woodland is of Clevekind arui 
Miami. He Is also manager of tiie 
Cran wood race tracks in Cleveland. 



100 PER CENT. GOLF ORGH. 

Edward Clinton Fogg, ma.iaging 
director of the Hotel Roosevelt, was 
host to Ben Bernie and his Roose- 
velt orchestra at a golfing party at 
the Knollwood Country Club, West- 
chester. Bernie's Is- the only 100 
per cent, golf-addicted orchestra, 
and the maestro and Jack Pettie 
tied for first ho.iors with a low of 8> 
for the 13 Iioles played. 



Bush Leaves Feist on Coast ^ 
San F.'ancisco, May 3. 
Harry Bush, for six yeaes man- 
ager of the Feist office here, Ims 
resigned to act in a like capacity 
with the newly organized ^'ilIl- 
Moret pi-'sic >ublisliing hou-if. 



if you don't advertise in 



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don't advertise 



Wednesday, May *, 18S5 



CABARETS 



VARIETT 



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CABARETS 



r-^: r. i^«A 



R«op«ning Under N«w Co. 
' At least one tf not more of the 
nadlocked caBarets now closed for 
various short terms for selling 
llnuor will reopen with a new In- 
corporated concern the ostensible 

owner. 

This Is permissible following the 
closed period. In what posKlon the 
cabaret will And itself under the 
Federal Court parole If again "tak- 
^» for "selling" in the futare. no 
one will venture an opinion. 

One cabaret man "thought" it 
irould be all right if the same man 
■were not arrested the second time. 
He wouldn't say though what might 
occur if the same man were again 
oaught and in the eame place. Nor 

ould he suggest how In his estl- 

itlon U might be arranged for 

rone <o accept the penalty if the 
Die should be broken, meaning 

It if a closed place Is again 

kt selling, the suspe.ided sen- 

of one year in a Federal prls- 

passed by the court on the first 

•nse might be invoked for the 

feond offender. 



Altwood Cafe, Troy, N. T., ts 
open. The club has a floor show 
with Kitty Gaston and Ullian Col- 
lins in the cast 

Rose Bell, singer, is at the Rou- 
main Village Inn. 

Lillian Young is at the Russian 
Palace in New York. 



(yOerl^hawn at Rendezvous 

When the Rendezvous reopens 
'iVlthin a week or so under the man- 
Jagtment of Morty Lane. Florence 
l-ODenishawn will be the dance at- 
^ traction. 

g Mr. Lane also operates the Plpca- 
: 4llly restaurant 01 the ground floor 
tf'the same building on West 45th 
ftveet and has issued instructions 
to his staff that especial attention 
^all be given to bis show people 
guiests at all timet. 

The same management will also 
^VeApen the Morits. with Texas 
Oiilnan as the draw attraction fea- 
ture. Plantation will also be re- 
opened by the same management. 
The Shuberts may be in on the 
Plantation reopening. , 

Tent, Balto, Burned Too 
Wheiythe Lyceum. Baltimore, was 
iten by fire last week. The Tent, 
s recently opened cabaret, on the 
top floor of the Lyceum building, 
litks also destroyed. 



Bi Saiiy Fields Moving East 
Wl Los Angeles, May 6. 

' 8aUy Fields, who has been re- 
■tdin? here for the past six months, 
left for the east this week. 



New Outdoor, Pavilion 
A new outdoor pavilion at Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa., the Pavilion Royale, 
•pens May 30 with Al Mitchell and 
pa orchestra of 12 as the dance 
ipittraction. booked by Paul White- 
man. 



Peggy Taylor, Taylor and Ford, 
Delllzell Sisters. Alyne Reiss, Doro- 
thy Kearn, Gladys Ryan and BM 
Laurie's orchestra, are in the new 
Aoor show at the Hotel Mansfleld, 
N. Y. 



•etty Wiliiame and Dave Wl^te, 
kve been engaged for t^e show at 
Half Moon Club, New York. 



Pretornity* Inn at Glenn Cove, L. 
iUM opened its eummer season 
Dave Cohen's b&nd and a 
•vue. 



There will be two bands this 
season at Ben Riley's Arrowhead 
Inn, New York. Al Rommo, with 
Riley for 15 years, will have a co- 
partner in Harry Pearl's Kentucky 
Kernels. 



The Astor Hotel roof opens Juno 
6. with Fred Rich's orchestra. Rich 
has been in the grill all winter. He 
will Increase his personnel to 12 
men for the roof and install another 
combination downstairs. 



Lou Oold opened May 2 at the 
Chateau Laurler, City Inland, New 
York, with his orchestra. 



Loouet Inn, Greenwich Village, 
lU remain open through the sum- 
■er, but without music or ente?- 
kinment. V 



Blanche Smith, singer, has been 
Kaged for the show at the Club 
thur.' 



Minnie Lewis and Eva Bara 
♦t Joel's, New York. 



The World'a Standard 

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DRUMS 




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the Professional 

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Peggy West Is at the Longacre 
Club. New York. 



That 'Tadlock*' Sign 



Around the Square may be 
noted in several streets a pad- 
locked door and the ominous 
sign, boldly printed and read- 
ing: 

CLOSED FOR VIOLATION 

of the 

NATIONAL PROHIBITION 

ACT 

By Order of the 
U. S. DISTRICT COURT 



INSIDE STUFF 



■MA i 



Leonard Harper has put on a new 
revue at Connie's Inn, Harlem, N. Y. 
The show has Eddie and Grace Rec- 
tor, Jim Mordecal and Dick Whea- 
ton as the new principals with the 
Three Songbirds. Three Eddies, 
Louise Moody and Le Roy Smith's 
orchestra held over from the last 
revue. 



The Shaw Sisters, Peggy Hen- 
derson, Edith Abbott, Rita Deck- 
son and Jean Lake (English Rock- 
ets), open at Sam Silver's Cafe, 
New York, May 11. 



Hardboiled Methods Out; 
Haynes Still Commissioner 

Washington. May 5. 
Federal Prohibition Commis- 
sioner Haynes, according to the 
latest statements coiping from the 
offlce of Assistant Se9retary of the 
Treasury Andrews, is to keep his 
Job after all. Andrews has been 
looking over the results of Haynes 
methods and says everything is 
O. K., addmg he will so report in 
the near future to Secretary Mellon. 

Andrews also is responsible for 
the statement that "hard boiled" 
methods on the parts of dry agents 
are out from now on. This state- 
ment wasn't along the lines those 
who know Andrews had flgured out. 
It was thought that as Andrews was 
formerly head of the A. E. F. mili- 
tary police that enforcement would 
mean "Enforcement" with n capUal 
"E," backed up by M. P. methods. 

The "hard boiled' agents who 
cannot, or who refuse, to tone down 
their methods are to get the gate, 
according to the new Treasury 
oftlclai. 



On Music 

In this issue is an article by Milton Feist, 17, son of Leo Feist. It is 
headed "The Worlds Greatest Baignln," and was written by younir 
Feist after listening to a conversation between his father and some 
other music men. The boy wrote the aiticle (which he calls an essay) 
himself and upon his own initiative. ' 

'The World's Greatest Bargain" Is worthy of the attention of the 
American 'Society, the Mu.sic Publishers' Protective Association apd 
any other organization or person interested in the exploitation, promo- 
tion and sale of sheet music. It is excellent propaganda to call up or_ 
revive interest in music, for it points out. as the title indicates, what 
a bargajB melody in sheet form really in. 

Societies, publishers, jobbers and dealers should be requested to send 
this story out for publicity to all local papers, as it holds a couple of 
well stated facts that probably nover have been thought of or heard 
by lay people. Altogether, It is an article of much merit, and, viewed 
as written by a 17-year-old youth, most remarkable. 



Claire Luce ("Music Box Revue") 
has been booked for the Casino de 
Paris and the Pirrequet, Paris. Miss 
Luce will sail May 9 and will open 
May 17. 



The new show at the Knicker- 
bocker Grill, New York, has the 12 
choristers from "China Rose" as 
part of the revue. Roberts and 
Sawyer, Imported dance team, and 
St. Leo, acrobatic dancer, are the 
features along with Irwin Abrams 
and his orchestra, the hold-over 
dance music feature. 



Bee Jackson, Charleston special- 
ist, has signed for the Silver Slip- 
per, Atlantic City. 



The new show at the Back Stage 
(cafe). New York, has Al Siegel's 
orchestra, Eddie Cox, Gene Austin 
and Grace Chester. 

Siegel left the Fronton, Greenwich 
Village cafe, where Sid Frank suc- 
ceeded him. 



Martha Pryor opened Saturday 
at the Parody Club, New York, suc- 
ceeding Frankle Jaames. 



Gillen's ''Ship" Cabaret 

Pittsburgh. May B. 

The opening of Pittsburgh's new- 
est cafe took place last Friday night. 
The cafe is known as "Gillen's 
Ship," at 139 7th avenue, in the 
downtown district, under' the man- 
agement of Harold G. Olllen. 

The decorative scheme being used 
throughout the cafe gives the guests 
the impression of being aboard ship. 
The type of ship is a pirate brlg- 
antine and is as faithfully repro- 
duced as decorators could accom- 
plish the task. 

A. Hartner and orchestra for the 
opening of the cafe and several 
entertainers. 



Jack's Is Shut 

Jack's Restaurant, 761 (Sth avenue, 
closed doors forever Tuesday morn- 
ing. It opened in 1891. 

Jack Dunston will not admit that 
prohibition Is responsible for his 
closing up, but since the 18th 
amendment went into effect he has 
had a few visits from the Federal 
authorities and at one time they 
took away from hint several van 
loads of real good liquors. He 
fought the seizure in the courts and 
most of it was returned. The liquor 
he proved Was his personal prop- 
erty. Dunston is going to lease the 
property and travel. Jack Is al- 
most 72. He has 18 grand-children, 
two great grand-children, two 
daughters and himself.' 



JOURNAL AT MOHTMARTBE 

The Shuberts are reported active- 
ly Interested in the Montmartre 
when it reopens after com- 
pleting its penance of a year's pad- 
locking. Charlie Journal, from the 
Club Mirador. which has agreed to 
a month's padlock, is going over to 
the Montmartre as the ofllcial 
greeter. 

The Mirador, ampng the 14 to 
agree to a voluntary closing for a 
period of four to six weeks, does not 
contemplate reopening until the fall. 



St. Paul Dance Hall Complaint 

St. Paul, May 6. 

A fight Is on to stop the dance 
hall operated by the Oxford Amuse- 
ment Co. In the Oxford Theatre 
building. Residents say the hall 
isi a public nuisance and that the 
parking of cars adds to the din. 

The theatre people are trying to 
keep the hall running. 



Uproar up- State, N. Y. 
An uproar has started up-stutc, 
around Ogdensburg, N. Y., through 
the arrest of a man for having a 
h«ilf pint of whisky in his posses- 
sion after the authorities permitted 
Geraidine I'^irrar to •loave unmo- 
lested following the finding of a 
quantity of liquor in her private car 
at the border. The man arrested 
was Immediately arraigned and 
held in 12,000 bail. 



MOnUH ROnOE GOES CHDrESE 

The Moulin Rouge opens in 
August as a Chinese restaurant. 
The padl<^k period on this ex-Sal- 
vin cafe has expired. 

The King's Restaurant Co., of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., will operate the 
chop suey place, in direct competi- 
tion with the Palais D'Or (former 
Palais Royal) in the same building. 



EBBITT HOUSE CLOSUfa 

Washington, May 6. 

The Ebbltt House, on the corner 
of 14ih and F streets, famed in "the 
good old days" as a home of the 
profession visiting Washington, has 
been closed. 

The buildings and furnishings 
are to be sold at auction. 



^ESS AND HARMOH TEAM 

Chicago, May 6. 
Joe Hess (Hess and Bennett) has 
severed connections with his former 
partner and has tteamed up with 
Ruth Harmon ("Passing Show"). 
The now combination has been en- 
gaged to appear in one of the ex- 
clusive summer gardens opening 
Decoration Pay. , , , 



If you don't advertise in 
Don't Advertise ^ . 



Francis Drake Ballard, now a flctionist and lyric writer, may be ac« 
corded some credit for starting the college band vogue. It was in 1919 
that Ballard, then a University of Pennsylvania undergraduate, started 
the first college dance orchestra in the east of the U. of P., which bad 
such men in its ^personnel as Ted and Art Weems (now Victor record 
artists); Mort Adams (now with Jack Denny), Nelson Kellar (now with 
Waring's Pennsylvanians, another Victor unit), and others. 

Ballard wrote the last Mask and Wig show. "Joan of Arkansaw," in 
collaboration with Dave Zook, who is a 1928 law student at the U. of P. 

Ballard was omitted in connection with "She Radiates on the Radio" 
8ong. which Joe Morris took over for publication, after its introduotlon 
in the college show. 



The smaller Greenwich Village cabarets not affected by lease ex- 
pirations will attempt to run through the summer, hoping for some 
of the tourist trade. 

Most places will dispense with .orchestras during week nights, with • 
pianist-entertainer bridging the gap, and two or three pieces added for 
the only "real days." Saturdays and Sundays. Under the new schedule 
proprietors figure that if they can meet this low expense during the eyly 
nights of the weel^ the week-end buiiiness will be velvet. 

Some of the places, however, will remain dark the first half of th« 
week, traditionally dull in this section, reopening Fridays and cutting 
the weekly operating expenses in halt with exception of the rent. 



Frank J. Black who created a series of Rhythmodic CIasst6a for 
Forster. the Chicago publisher, was formerly the • assistant director at' 
Fox's Philadelphia. Black has orchestrated the classics in fox-trot 
tempo and unlike the general run of such special arrangements, all th« 
phonograph recording companies are "canning" them. 

The Brunswick has created a new Rythmodio Orchestra for that 
special purpose. "Hungaria" and "Bgyptian Echoes" have already been 
released and the Black versions of 'barmen," "Aida," "Lucia <i\ Lam- 
-Mermoor" and "Humoresque* are to follow on this and other brands. 



A music publisher recently walked into a large New York Jobber and 
started looking around. The head of the sheet music depairtment ap- 
proached him and said, "Look around at your titles on the counter 
and see how we're fixed on your numbers. If we're getting low on Any 
of them I'll give you an order right away." 

"Thanks," replied the music man. "but I'd rather wait^untll May. X 
want to make sure that April is the worst month we've ever had, and 
your order might spoil that record." , , , 



Max Fisher, who goes Into the Forum, motion picture house in Los 
Angeles, for an indefinite engagement with his orchestri^ has signed a 
contract with the house, which provides that he be paid $1,000 a week 
and 2S ^r cent of the gross over $8,000. This house has been doing on 
an average of $4,800 and has not as yet hit the figure which Fisher 
must top. 

The Fisher aggregation is a 10-piece outfit. 



The "mouth organ" popularity Is traceable to radio. The Hohner Har* 
mony Hour has been a regular radio feature weekly by the Hohner har- 
monica manufacturing people, and while intended to give xest to Hohner 
products, it has also reacted favorably for the other makes. 



The Columbia Phonograph Company's electric recording process Is 
shaping up encouragingly, and within a month the Columbia people hop* 
to prove themselves with a vengeance. The microphone process is 
touted as a vast Improvement on the ordinary manner of "canning," and 
already those artists who have been experimenting with it are enthusl« 
astic. 



A recently opened and popular night place has a crack saxe player in 
its small band. The boy walked out shortly after the place opened but 
was re-engaged — at a higher salary. It seems the musician's original 
squawk was because of the long hours and not without r34Son because 
this club keeps going until eight and sometimes nine in the morning. 



HERE AND THERE 

Clyde "Luke" Lucas, trombonist, 
has arrived in Los Angeles to join 
Herb Wiedoeft's orchestra on the 
Cinderella Roof. 



Phil Phillips with Thomas Bruce, 
organist at tne Mainsireet theatre, 
Kansas City, have authored "111 Tell 
the World, which. Jenkins, of Kan- 
sas City, will publish. 



Jules Herberveaux a.id his or- 
chestra currently at Guyahs Par- 
adise. Chicago, will replace the 
Oriole outfit next week at the Edge- 
water Beach. 

The latter aggregation will fur- 
nish the music for the special train 
that the hotel management Is con- 
ducting to Louisville for the Ken- 
tucky Der1)y. 



Lew Vitsky, drummer of Meyer 
Davis' Le Paradls Band, Washing- 
ton, will shortly Join the "Cameo 
Ramblers" who support Kramer and 
Boyle In vaudeville. Vitsky was 
with Kramer and Boyle prior to 
joining the Le Paradin Band here. 



The Rosemont, Brooklyn, will stay 
open all summer this year. The 
Coney Island Rosemont opens May 
29 with the Original Dixieland Jau 
band as one of ths two orchestras. 



Armando Oterl and Russian Trio 
are booked for Fay's cafe. New 
York. 



JEAF RAMBAU PINCHED AUTO 

Los Angeles, May I. 
Jean Itambau. actress, was ar- 
rested by the Burbank police charged 
with stealing an automobile be- 
longing to Jack Carlton, cafe singer. 



James Johnson (colored) com- 
poser of the original "Charleston," 
has had his writing contract re- 
newed by Harms, Inc. 



SONG HITS 
DANCE HITS 

Everybody Is P\mylng These 
Are Yeu? 

"Hong Kxmg Dream Girl'* 

"Florida" 

"Suntel" 

"Look Who's Here!" 

Published by 

Rcbbini-Engel, Inc. 

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VARIETY 



OUTDOORS 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



MONTANA STATE 

FAIR LOOKS 

"COLD" 



B* T. Moore, Sec*y» Re- 
signs, but Local Inter- 
ests Have Hopes 



Helena, Moat., May S. 
• 

In conseciuence of the recent ac- 
tion of the State Legislature In re- 
fusing tlie usual appropriation for 
the Montana State F^ir definite 
datta for th« 1925 ervent have not 
been grlven out and the probability 
l0 that thttr* will be no state fait 
this year. ' 

The appropriation was killed in 
the tSenat*, an "economy" alibi be- 
insr employed to excuse the action. 
This, after the house had voted the 

tin M-s. 

Local organizations, and friendly 
Interesta in other parts of the state. 
are working out ways and means of 
"carryiniT on" the Montana State 
Fair and within a short time more 
and definite information will oe ob- 
tainable. Meanwhile, B. T. Moore, 
■eoretary of the fair, has resigned 
aftar holding the ofBce for the past 
three years, and has taken over the 
management of the Oallatin fair at 
Boaeman. Mont. This fair will take 
tho dates vacated hy the Montana 
State Fair — Sept. 22-25. 

Montana circuit dates are aa fol- 
lows: Central Montana Fair — 
t<ewistown. Sept 7->10; Midland Em- 
pire Fair— Billings. Sept. 15-18; 
Oallatin Valley Fair — Bozeman, 
Bept 32-26; Western Montana Fair 
^MlBSoula. Sept. 2«-Oct. 2. 



N. Y. APPROPIATIONS 



' At Lma, Coney 

Luna Park opens next Saturday. 
May 1«, and the big stuff of the 
park this year will be two free acts 
and five bands. 

Arthnr Pryor'a band will head the 
music Ilat, with dally concerts. The 
others Include the Ccecho-Slovakian 
National Band, Luna Circus Band, 
the Dance pavilion band and the 
eiouz Indian band, the latter play- 
ing with the wild w«9t and rodeo 
ithow on the athletic field. 

The free acta win be headed by 
Frlncs Nelson, with three shows 
dally and the Oreat Curran, a mem. 
ber of the Luna Circus, which this 
year will also have Don Darragh's 
elephants, Bostock's Riding Act, 
Marjorle Lunette and other turhs 
In its lineup. New attractions for 
the season will be "A Night in 
Cairo," with its dancing girls, and 
also the "Samoan Village.- which 
win also have the dancing girls. A 
mind reader, Zourahy, will be In the 
*X3alro" show. The rides and shows 
of last year remain with the "Chute 
the Chutes," openM by Paul Boyn- 
ton in 1887, stUl in the list. Eddie 
Paul and Wells Hawks are handling 
publicity for the park, this being 
their third season's aasoclatloti 
there. 



PACIFIC BEACH FIEB 

San Diego, Cal., May 5. 

By adoption of a reaolution clos- 
ing a strip of the waterfroat at Pa- 
cific Beach, the City Council has 
paved the way for the construction 
of a pleasure pier at that. resort. 

Bmest Pickering is behind the 
proictot and has a permit from the 
Cov^rnment to build the structure 
out Into the ocean. 



Albany. N. T.. May 6. 
A total of $406,848.63 was paid 
out at the fairs receiving state aid 
last summer and fall, according to 
an announcement last week by 
Commissioner Berne A. Pyrke of the 
state department of farms and mar- 
kets. The state legislature had ap- 
propriated 1250,000 to reimburse and 
the county and town agricultural 
l:(i; letio.s fur I'l o;.i:iiii!.s i . •! fi." t 
promotion of agricultural and of do- 
mestic arts, for the promotion of 
education along agricultural lines, 
and for the promotion of the breed- 
ing of cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, 
horses and other domestic animals. 
Twenty-eight societies received the 
limit of $4,000, and the balance Is 
divided in proportion to the amount 
paid In premiums by the society. 
The checks will be forwarded to 
the treasurers of the societies en- 
titled to participate in this distribu- 
tion during the week. 

The following societies (fairs) 
have complied with the require- 
ments to share in the fund: 

Albany county •;..... .$3,249.15 

Allegany county 1,533.82 

Cuba association...... ...... 2,202.92 

Broome county 3,588.84 

BlnghanitoQ Expo , 4,000.00 

Cattaraugus county. 3,622.83 

Cayuga county 3,478,41 

Chautauqua county 4,000.00 

Cheiniin'c cfiunty .......... 4,0 VO 

Chenango county 8,305.95 

Chifton association 1,999.26 

Clinton county 3,414:68 

Columbia county... 4,000-00 

Cortland county 4,000.00 

Delaware county 2,212.55 

Delaware Valley 2,084.09 

Dutchess county 4,000.00 

Brie county 4,000.00 

Essex county..;^... 4. 1,486.42 

Franklin county. ,..*. 4,000.00 

Fulton-Hamilton 1,658.11 

Genesee county 4,000.00 

Greene county 2,640.28 

Herkimer county.. 1,445.55 

Jefferson county 3,795.01 

Cape Vincent. 2,324.43 

Lewis county 3,778.73 

Livingston county 2,717.17 

Hemlock Lake Union 4.000.00 

Caledonia Tri-county 4,000.00 

Crookfleld-Madison 1,598.32 

Four county 8.122.84 

Monroe county 4,000.00 

Rochester Exposition. 4,000.00 

Montgomery county '. . . . 2,782.38 

American Institute (N.Y.C.) 912.94 

Niagara county 4.000.00 

Oulda county ' 4,000.00 

Ontario county 4,000.00 

Orange county 4.000.00 

Orleans county 2,606.99 

Sandy Creek. Richland 3,429.50 

Otsego county 4,000.00 

Morris association S,188.76 

Oneonta Union 3,641.46 

Richfield Springs 1,985.63 

AgricuTtural Society of 
Queens-Nassau counties. 4.000.00 

Rensselaer county 3.149.87 

Rensselaer county 2.^51.90 

Rockland county 2,230.55 

Roclcland county 2,426.87 

St. Lawrence county 3,703.47 

Oswegatchie society 2,819.60 

Gouverneur society 3,001.14 

tUquette Valley ;.. 2,875.43 

Saratoga county... 3,798.5e 

Cobleskill society 4.000.00 

Schuyler county i,340.20 

Seneca county .'.... 4,000.00 

Steuben county 4,000.00 

Hornellsville fair « . 4.000.00 

Suffolk county 3,147.47 

Sullivan county '.,.. l,34a.78 

Tioga county 4.000.00 

Tompkins county 4,000.00 

Union Agricultural and 
Horticultural society of 

Ulysees 8,166.96 

Ulster county 2,859.23 

Warren county 982.33 

Washington county 3,395.94 

Cambridge Valley ....... 4,000.00 

Palmyra Union 2,289.44 

Wyoming county 3,429.61 

Silver Lake society 3.037.37 

Yate.«i county 4,000.00 

Dundee Fair;. 8,665.98 



Tettii«" Not Paid For 



Amusement within a park is 
only amusement when it is 
paid for. That's the viewpoint 
of every park manager and the 
directors of several New York 
playgrounds are no exception, 
hence the edict has gone out 
that from now on "petting 
parties" within the amusement 
lots are taboo. 

The park managers are en- 
tirely out of sympathy with the 
secretive amusenfent seekers 
and have engaged special 
guards who will attempt to 
stop the non-profitable spoon- 
Ing.t. ■ -K.- , ,■ •• < '■■■< . 



JOE BREN 
Prodnction Co. 

NOW LOCA-nDD IN Otm NEW 

omcas 

ttM-Ml« Owrfak TftMtre Balldins 



SCENERY 



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CHICAGO orwtcm 



Auto Races Feature 
Opening of Raisin Festival 

Fresno. May 6. 
With a parade of fifteen elaborate 
divisions, and among the feature 
events a 150-mile automobile race, 
with ten of the world's best known 
drivers competing, Fresno opened 
Its Raisin Festival with every bid 
for great success. More than 150,000 
visitors were assembled In this city 
for the occasion. Lew Cody, the 
picture actor, is the king of the 
event. 



ALABAMA'S NEW FAIR FLANT 

Des Moines, la.. May 5. 

The State Fair Board of Alabama 
has given the contract to Pearse- 
Roblnson, local landscape artists, to 
prepare plans and supervise the 
construction of the new fair plant 
to be situated at Birmingham. 

R. P. Pearse has left for Alabama. 



NEUMANN TENT & AWNING CO. 

IS North May.StTMt CHICAGO Phone Haymarket 2715 

I^ASiitri.' TENTS AND BANNERS 

TENTS AND CIRCUS SEATS FOR RENT , ''S' 



CARNIVALS 

All-Amerlcan Shows: Drumrlght, 
Okla., May 4. 

Anthracite Amusement Co.: Sayre, 
Pa., May 4. 

Anderson Shrader Shows: dreat 
Falls. Mont., May 18. 

K. O. Barko6t Shows: Toledo, O.. 
May 4: Lorain, O.. 11; Alliance^ Iff. 

C: L. Bockus Shows: Riimford, 
Me., May 16. 

S. W. Brundage Shows: Daven- 
port, la.. May 4. 

Capital Outdoor Shows: Albany, 
N. Y., May 4. 

Clark's Greater Shows: Raton. N. 
M., May 4; Dawson, 11. 

Harf-y Copping Shows: Indiana, 
Pa., May 4. 

J. L. Cronin Shows: Hartwell, O., 
May 4; Chilllcothe, 11; Athens, 18; 
Greenfield. 25. 

Cote's Wolverine ^ows: Detroit, 
Mich., indefinite. 

Coleman Bros. Shows: Middle- 
town, Conn., May 4; Hartford, 11. 

Colton's Greater Shows: Old 
Forge, Pa., May 4; Clarkesviile, 11; 
Bressler, 18. 

Conkiin and Garrett Shows: Van- 
couver, B. C, May 4. 

A. F. Crounze Shows: Schenecta- 
dy, N. Y., May 4. 

Daglow's Riding Devices: Rock- 
wood. Pa., May 4; Wads worth, O., 
18; OrrvIIIe, 25. 

De Kreko Bros. Shows: Harvey, 
111., May 4. 

Dreamland Exposition Shows: BI- 
mfra. N. Y, May 4. 

Dykeman and Joyce Shows: Balti- 
more, Md.. May 4 (4 weeks). 

Ellman Amusement Co., Milwau- 
kee. Wis., May 4. 

Empire Greater Shows: McDon- 
ough, Ga., May 4. 

Enterprise Shows: St. Charles, 111., 
May 4; NapIervUle, 11. 

Ed A. Evana Shows: Boone, la.. 
May 4. 

Fritz Oliver United Shows: Rock- 
wood, Tenn., May 4; Richmond, Ky., 
11. 

John Francis Shows: Mineral 
Weils, Tex., May 4. 

Noble C. Falrlet Shows: Cameron, 
Mo., May 4. 

Roy, Gray Shows: Houston, Tex-. 
indefinite. 

Cody Fleming Shows: Laurence- 
burg, Ind., May 4. 

Greater Sheesley Shows: Steelton. 
Pa., May 4. 

Gerard's Greater Shows: Torring- 
ton. Conn., May 4. 

Gold Medal Shows: St. Joseph, 
Mo., May 4. 

B. H. Hames Shows: Pilot Point, 
Tex., May 4; Newcastle, Tex., 14. 

L J Heth Shows: Frankfort,. Ky., 
May 4. 

Herman's Mighty Exposition 
Shows: South. Fork, Pa., May 4. 

Col. Hoages Mighty Shows: Ot- 
tumwa, la.. May 4. 

Hoffner Amusement Co., Mt. Pu- 
laski, 111., May 4. 

Imperial Exposition Shows: Bar- 
ber ton^ O.. May 4; Keamore, 11. 

Isler Greater Shows: Concordia, 
Kans., May 4. 

Johnny J. Jones Shows: Pitts* 
burgh. Pa., May 4-16. 

Krauss Amusement Co., Grenloch 
Park, N. J., indefinite. 

Abner J. Kline Shows: Oroville, 
Cal., May 4. 

K. F. JCetchum's 20th Century 



Shows: Bridgeport, Conn., May 4 (4 

weeks). 

Lowery Bros. Shows: Oilberton, 
Pa., May 9. 

Lippa Amusement Co.. Onaway, 
Mich., May 4. 

C. R. Leggette Shows: Claremore, 
Okla.. May 4; Bristow, 11. 

McMahon Shows: Marysvllle, 
Kans., May 4. 

May and Dempsey Shows: Royal 
Oak. Mich., May 4. 

Max's Exposition Shows: Forrest 
Park. 111., May 4. 

Majestic Exposition Shows: 
Kingsport, Tex., May 4. 

Merry Midway Shows, Kansas 
City. Mo.. Indefinite. 

Miller Bros. Showa: Cumberland, 
Md., May 4. 

R. D. Miller Shows: Terre Haute, 
Ind., May 4. 

Morris and Castle Shows: Kansas 
City, Mo., May 4. 

New Southern Shows: Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn., May 4. 

North Western Shows, Detroit, 
Mlbh., May 4. 

Oliver Amusement Co., 3t. Louis, 
Mo., May 4. 

Perry Bros. Shows: Bassett, 'Ark., 
May 4. 

Poole and Sohenck Shows: Beau- 
mont, Tex., May 4. 

Prairie State Amusement Shows: 
Tuscola, 111., May 4. 

Reprogle Amusement Co., Ver- 
aaiUes. O., May 4. - 

M. J. Riley Shows: Port Reading, 
N. J., May 4. 

Nat Reiss Shows: Huntington, W. 
Va., May 4; Portsmouth. O., H. 

Royal American Shows: Kansas 
City. Mo.. May 4. 

Rubin and Cherry Shows: Indian- 
apolis, Ind.. May 4. 

Walter Savldge Amusement Co., 
Fort Wayne. Neb., May 11. 

Smith's Southern Shows: Logan, 
W. Va., M.ay 5. 

Smith Greater United Shows: 
Koppel, Pa., May 4 (2 weeks). 

Southern Tier Shows: Elmlra, N. 
Y., May 4; Painted Post, 11; Bath, 
18. 

Strayer Amusement Co., Hoopes- 
town. 111.., May 4. 

Tribune Amusement Co., Happy- 
land Park, N. Y. City, indefinite. 

Wallace Bros. Shows: Youngs- 
town, O., May 4. 

W. G. Wade Shows: Wyandotte, 
Mich., May 4. 

Wolf's Greater Shows:' St. Paul 
Minn.. May 11. 

J. T. Wortham Shows. Ottoma, 
la.. May 4. 

World of Fun Kiows: Newburgh, 
N. Y.. May 4. 

Wrigley Bros. Shows: Essengton, 
Pa.. May 8. 

Wonderland Exposition Shows: 
Scranton. Pa., May 4 (2 weeks). 

C. F. Zeiger United Shows: Fort 
Dodge. la., May 4. 

lOustrated Songs Used 
As Chautauqua Feature 

, • ". Chicago, May 5. 

A. new angle in the chautauqua 
business is reported from the South, 
where chautauquas are said to be 
using illustrated songs to increase 
door receipts. The songs used are 
said to be the popular kind. 

The Idea is not new, having been 
tried many times in motion picture 
houses. It arose in the South when 
one of the Chautauqua committee- 
men • Is reported to ha.ve said a 
singer had a good voice,, but that 
sha was wasting it singing opera 
selections no one could understand. 
The next night the singer, much to 
her Indignation, was forced to sing 
several popular numbers with lant- 
ern slides. The applause that 
greeted the venture has. made the 
feature part of the regular pro- 
gram. 



DL BILL AGAINST LAW 
-DODGING CARNIVALS 

Specifies Shows Must Exhibit 

Within Corporate Limits 

of Towns 



35,000 AT LOHa BEACH 

Long Beach, Cal., May 5. 
The Long Beach Industrial Ex- 
position, held here last week, drew 
more than 35.000 people. The ex- 
hibits were of industrial and mer- 
cantile, with a fashion review 
used as a feature attraction. 



WHAT THE WORLD WANTS 



are have the kett actisi* 



■««OBd-Haad Testa aad Baaaer*. 



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Variety Bureau, 
Washington, May 5. 

From England comes the request 
for phonographs and right on top 
of that is listed two requests for 
radio receiving seta. Rubber toys 
are wanted in Germany while Imi- 
tation Jewelry is wanted in India. 
Switxerland Ikas a purchaser also 
asking for radio apparatus, while 
from many other countries come re- 
quests for articles manufactured 
or distributed by firms coming un- 
der the cla.sslflcatlon of amusements 
and those industries serving 
amusements. ' , 

As has been pointed out It Is 
but necessary to write the nearest 
oflnce of the II>enartment of Com- 
merce, a list of Which' was recently 
published In Variety, giving the 



country, the article and the code 
number, for a chancs to land this 
business. 

Among the purchasers requesting 
American made gcods, these coming 
from 46 foreign countries, are the 
following: 

England, phonographs (14939), 
radio sets and parts (two requests 
14917 and 14939); bicycles (14939); 
Germany, rubber toys, auch as dolls 
and animals (14910); high grade 
an-1 low grade shoes (14886); India, 
imitation Jewelry (14983); perfum- 
ery and toilet preparations (14929); 
Spain, sporting goods (14932); 
Swltaerland, radio, siets and parts 
(14887). 

Those desiring to act as 1 selling 
agents only. Include the following. 

Argentine, hosiery (14829); Po- 
land, radio s^ts and parts (14926). 



Springfield, III.. May 5. 

The doom of the carnival in Illi- 
nois will be practically sealed, If the 
bill introduced by Representative 
Moore is enacted. 

The new measure will check the 
practice of carnivals, which have 
avoided the municipal ordinances 
against them by appearing Just out 
side the city limits, by specifying 
that no such shows may exhiVIt 
except within the corporate limits 
of a towp or municipality. 



My^rs Jjake Park Starts 

• >•>!.*• Canton. O., May 6.; 

Opening of Myers Lake Park has 
been announced for May 28. 

There will be a few changes in 
the amusement line-up. The Whip 
has been dismantled and moved by 
the George Sinclair Co. to Cascade 
Park. New Castle, Pa., where It 
will be operated by Bert Sinclair. A 
Dodgem will replace the Whip. An« 
other new concession will be the 
Rabbit Race, skill game, supplant- 
ing the Candy Race track and 
owned by H. K. Rosenberry. The 
Roller Rink opened for the season 
Saturday. May 2. The theatre is 
being renbvated and will l>e oper- 
ated by the N. O. T. and L. Com- 
pany, owners of the park, with 
Bert Smith's tabloid musical com- 
edy installed indefinitely. • 

E. R. Booth will again manage the 
resort. 



Barnes' Plans Next Season 

Chicago, May 5. 

It is understood that Fred M. 
Barnes is lajrlng his plans for go- 
ing it alone this coming season. 
With the expose of methods used 
by the World Amusement Service 
Association of over-selling their 
acts, besides contracting the same 
attraction with several different 
fairs and then letting it go to the 
highest bidder and substituting 
others in Its place. 

Every unit of the W. A. S. A. has 
been the recipient of adverse edi- 
torial Comment of one sort or an- 
other from various papers. 

It la stated that Fred Barnes 
holds a large block of stock in tha 
W. A. S. A. and has been hocking 
it on the street for anything he can 
get for it. 



nrjuMcnoK aoaihst shieids 

Richmond, Va., May 6. 

An injunction was issued against 
O. Norman Shields by Judge W. C. 
Crump of the Richmond Law a^d 
Equit^ C6urt, May 1. restraining 
him from operating his four shows 
on any other carnival but the Boyd 
and Llnderman unit with which ho 
had contracted to appear. 

The shows involved are the O. 
Norman Shields Real Wild West, a 
war exhibit. The Law and the Out- 
law and Jlgg's Bungalow. Shields 
is now in Richmond with the Boyd 
and Llnderman Aows. 



NEW WATEE chute angle 

What is regarded as an unusual 
park thriller is being made for 
Broad Ripple Park, Indianapolle, 
which is expected to be In operation 
this summer. 

The device is a chute-the-chute 
ride into a 160-foot lake. The boat 
goes through a 600-foot tunnel, up 
a 50-foot Incline by conveyors and 
then down into the lake. 



TightS 

Silk Opera Hose and 
Stockings 

Ar* Our Specialties 

' QUALITY the BEST and 
PRICES the LOWEST 

niold and Stivar Brocadce. TDaaincai 
lawelrr. ripaiiKlea. cle. Qold aDd Bll- 
*ar Trlmmlnga Wlfa. Brarda and an 
Oooda Tbeatrical. Sample* opoa ra 
loeit. 

J. J. WYLE & BROS., Inc. 

(Surrranora to Slpuman * W»1I) 
IS-?0 Raul ?7tb Street New York 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



OUTDOORS 



VARIETY 



53 



MORRISCASTLE 
IN FT. SMITH JAM 



Ark Town May Be Closed 
to All Carnivals 



Fort Smith, Ark., May 5. 

The Morris and Castle carnival 
irhlle here got into a terrific jam 
with oome of the natives, white and 
colored, In which both showmen 
and townspeople participated. 

]t looks now as it the fracas will 
close up the city to carnivals. This 
Is a good spot and extremely con- 
Tenient to shows going to or com- 
ing from the south. 

E^fforts were made to hush the 
natter up as much as possible, with 
the show people of course strongly 
asserting they were in no way to 
blame, but the concensus of opinion 
among the cltisens of Fort Smith 
Is to the effect that they were very 
much In error in the affair and they 
Itave not at all helped carnivals in 
this particular neck of the woods. 



CONEY CROWDS SPENDING 

Two Warm Week-ends Give Island 
Nice Start and Optimism 



f: According to several concession 
men, this summer will be excep- 
tional if the present speed of pat- 
ronage keeps up. 

Two unusually warm week-ends 
have been most profitable to the 
concessions, with the early crowds 
willing to spend. 



) CONCESSION REGULATIONS 

Syracuse, N. Y., May 6. 
One dime, no more, for hot dogs 
and sbft drinks at the State Fair 
this year. 

This was the decree of the State 
Fair Commission made public to- 
day with the issuance of rules and 
regulations governing bids for con- 
cettsions. 
The "bans" contfilned in the re- 
, quirements include push carts, 
Moud "hawking" and uncleanlinesv?. 
I Vendors, of all kinds, must wear 
white coats in the grand stands. 
Infraction of any jule will result in 
.ejection from the fair grounds to- 
gether with the forfeiture of the 
concession. 



SaUAWK AGAINST HOT DOGS 

Wlldwood. N. J., May 5. 
* Twenty-five hot dog stands on 
the boardwalk here within a dis- 
tance of 10 blocks was too much 
for the natives and visitors last 
summer and as a result hotel-men, 
merchants and civic organizations 
have protested to the city commis- 
sioners. 

A new city ordinance is now up 
which will prohibit any of the 
hiscious doggies being toasted 
within 10 feet of the boardwalk 
line this summer. 



100,000 In 10 Days 

Kansas City, May 5. 

More than 100,000 people attended 
the Shrine Circus, which closed a 10 
days stay at Convention Hall last 
evening. It will take a careful 
checkup to determine the exact 
amount cleared, but estimates by 
those in charge place the amount at 
140,000. No carnival attraction was 
engaged, all acts were hired out- 
right and the concessions were han- 
dled by the members. 

It was the most successful ven- 
ture of the kind ever attempted 
here. 



The Sensation of the Tear 




For Carnivals, Parks, 
Concessio,ns, Etc. 

A Prof Bulonfti'y 
Construct€'l 

BANJO 
UKIUE 



nirb aihI VtbrsKt In 
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riiin or Drcordtt-d Hcml*. P»t»rit r*gv 
%U4 rrr CiM*. N«iupl«a $l.t6. 

M«nuf.'i>tur»'<l by 

TUFHEAD CORPORATION 
[ MILFORD. CONN. 



4% Suds Summer Draw 
For Canadian Beaches 



Buffalo, Ma'y 5. 

Bullalo amusement and 
sporting circles are busy with 
plans coincident with the com- 
ing May 20 of 4.4 per cent, 
beer in the Province of Ontario, 
just across the river. 

Canadian beach resorts near 
here are preparing for the 
greatest summer In their exist- 
ence with scores of outings 
and conventions scheduled for 
the coming season. 

The two summer track meets 
at Fort Erie promise to be gala 
events this year due to the 
proximity of wet goods. Pro- 
mulgation of the dispensing 
regulations Saturday revealed 
conditions which compare fa- 
vorably with pre-prohitltlon 
day. 



BOSTON'S FIRST CIRCUS 
ON MUNICIPAL SITE 



Ribm and Cherry Shows 



Dayton, O., May 5. 

Rubin Gruberg attends to the 
finer points of carnival showman- 
ship. His show's engagement at 
Daytoi^ for the first four days was 
marred by rain, and the average lot 
would have been a quagmire. When 
the show was visited after this 
downpour one could not walk any- 
where without carrying away an 
acre or two of real estate on their 
shoes. The midway was in perfect 
condition in spite of the wet, as it 
had been packed early with sawdust 
and cinders and made a perfect 
walk around. 

Another thing that strikes the 
visitor is the very brilliant illumi- 
nation on the grounds. 

There is not a finer train in the 
show business than that of the 
Rubin and Cherry shows. Well 
fitted, furnished and scrupulously 
clean, the sleepers are a picture, and 
the private car a sumptuous flat on 
wheels. 

Fine Show and Showmen 

Rubin, with a great show, has 
surrounded himself with a capable 
staff and real showmen and women. 
There are 25 paid attractions and 
nine rides, not allowing for the five 
miniature rides to be added in the 
near future for the Canadian trip. 
All are clean, worth while, and in 
spite of rain, hail and wind, they 
did business under the worst pos- 
sible condition^. At the fairs they 
should fairly mop up. 

In order to prevent crowding too 
much, several attractions were not 
up, but the following looked like 
winners: The two-ring circus and 
wild animal show, under the direc- 
tion of that sterling old-time show- 
man, Rhoda Royal, with Dan Riley 
as chief animal trainer and Mis. 
Royal working the principal act is 
one of the best ever put on a carni- 
val ground. "Doc" A. F. Collins has 
a wonderful water show and style 
revue, with the best of swimming 
and diving talent and finishes with 
a 120-foot high dive by Hoover, a 
real high-diving "star." 

And then Kam's Fat Family, 
seven of 'em. What they weigh is 
plenty. The Kam Bros., Edward 
and Cliff Kam, manage tlie show 
and do it well. J. B. Cullen, one of 
the high lights of the organization, 
with his big calored minstrel outfit, 
Is a leading attraction of sterling 
worth. The performers are well 
costumed, clever and entertaining, 
and Carl Lauther has a spread of 
around 200 feet, with a circus side 
show that is not a show in ..ame 
only, but a collection of curiosities 
•of most diversified nature and a 
real feature. In addition, Lauther 
operates the Igorette village with a 
number of natives on exhibition. 
"Diamond Lew" Walker, as usual, 
does a great business with his nine 
monkey auto cars and racers, has 
a most attractive exhibit and knows 
how to get the money. 

Dare-Devil Girl 

Olive Hager. the mlle-a-niinute 
girl, dare-devil extraordinary and 
astute manager of the autodrome, 
has a great show, and with Dick 
Thorstad and Dare-Devil Dudley 
Lewis puts on some great stunt.s. 
Max Kimmer manages the French 
Midgets, real entertainers in every 
way; J.tE. Dunlavy handles tie big 
snake, some 28 feet in length, a 
reptile worth going far to Sfee. 

Mrs. A. F. Collins In "Arcadia" 
presents the best vaudeville, mu- 
sical comedy and dance numbers at 
popular prices. The girls are all 
pretty, beautifully rostumtd and 
really can act, while Mrs. CttlUns 
is too well known for her niann- 
gerial ability to need IntroduotiBn. 

Cliff Wilson, mechanlc.ll device 
impresario, has no less than three 
new attractions on his li.st — the 
Jnzzci-, Bug House and Laughland. 
All have something or other that is 
novel to recommend them and arc 
well appreciated by all. Mr.i. Rob- 
ert MacPherson has the old reliable 
Joy .Ship. 

The giant crocodile from the Nile 
that chews mud and bricks is ex- 
hibited by Artie Wells, of little 
horse fame. George Rollins has 
Tb« lAW and Tb« outlaw, a wax 



Ringling Bros. Due on Sullivan 

Square June 8-13 at 

$600 Rate 



Boston, May 5. 

The Sullivan Square playground, 
Charlestown, will be the scene of 
the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & 
Bailey circus, due here June 8-13. 
Mayor Curley approved the con- 
tract with the company for the use 
of the grounds at a rate of $600 for 
the five days. 

As far as is known here, this is 
the first time a circus has been 
staged on municipally - owned 
grounds. Another circus company 
has secured a tight option on the 
Andrew Square site, privately- 
owned grounds used by it last sea- 
son. This circus has agreed to re- 
store the Sullivan Square grounds 
to the exact condition in which 
they are when the circtis takes pos- 
session. 



Chautauquas Losing Grip 
In Southern Stands 

Chio.igo, May 5. 

Chautauquas, according to the re- 
ports coming from the South to th«^ 
main offices here, are not gettini? 
the breaks, and business is said 
to be far below that O'f former sea- 
sons. 

Bad business, the ofllclals of 
several of the larger companies 
say was expected. Ko one, how- 
ever, looked for the bottom to drop 
out aa it has in many of the larger 
southern towns. The towns prov- 
ing the best in the South are the 
smaller ones, which are reported 
giving the chautauquas a small 
profit. The cities of over 5,000 are 
reported as not responding to this 
form of entertainment, several of 
them having already fallen below 
their quota and been forced to raise 
the money to meet their guarantee. 



COLD MEDAL CARNIVAL'S 
TWO ROUGH WEEKS 



Tossed Between Weather and 

Police — Mayor Pulls Shows 

Out of Jam 



'^SOUTH OF 36" 



Special Shew F«atur« for Advertis- 
ing Clubs at Houston, Tax. 



When the Associated Advertising 
Clubs of the World meet in Hous- 
ton, Tex., May 9-14, a special show 
feature for the delegates will be a 
musical revue, "South of '36J' based 
on early Texas history. 

For its presentation in the Mll- 
lor Memorial theatre (Hermann 
Park) two additional stages will be 
built, the scenes being shifted from 
stage to stage without waits. 



IOWA FAIR PBEmUM LIST 

Des Moines, In., May 5. 

The Iowa state fair premium list 
shows casta premiums of $127,480, 
the state fair board has announced. 
The total for all classes. Including 
virtually all agricultural exhibits 
and competitions. Is 111 5,569, and 
for the boys' and girls' department 
$10,911. 

In the education section $1,060 Is 
offered. 



Kansas City, May 3. 

The Cold Medal carnival (■oni,>.iny 
has been having a strenuous time 
on the Kansas side of the city for 
the past 10 days. 

The carnival opened April .0, hut 
caught a streak of rain and cold 
and the week was a flivver. The 
management decided to stay an- 
other week and ran Into objections 
from the police department. Soon . 
after the carnival had set up last 
week It was discovered there was 
a city ordinance prohibiting cnrni- 
valfl. Permission, however, was ob- 
tained to finish the week. 

This week, when the company 
stayed on, the Mayor ordered the 
show closed. 

Harry E. Billick, owner, sought 
by injunction to prevent the police 
from Interfering but the Judge re- 
fused to grant the application. . 
Mayor W. W. Gordon waa appealed 
to again and, reversing his first de- ■ 
cislon, granted leave for the carni- 
val to finish the week. 



Free Street Movies 

Pi-ee street movie shows arc 
again in vogue in Prairie Depot, O. 

The business men of the town, re- 
garded as pioneers of the open air 
street film enter t.iinment, tvIII run 
all summer, certain nights desis- 
nated for the shows. 



SELBIT'S CONET ISLAND SHOW 

London, April 27. 

.Selbit, London's foremost illusion- 
ist, will shortly sail from London 
to America to operate a side show 
at Coney Island, N. Y. 

Selbit is said to have perfected 
several new "bafflers," which he 
will set at Coney before embarking 
upon an American vaudeville tour. 



WILDWOOD'S CEMENT WALK 

Wlldwood, N. J., May 5. 

The new cemen? boKrdwalk here 
Is rapidly nearing completion. The 
new structure Is the first section 
of a $1,000,000 permanent board- 
walk. 

The formal opening of the new 
wclk will be Decoration Day. 



JUMPED FROM FLAHE— SAVED 

Red Oak, la.. May 6. 

Glenn Hunter, local airplane pilot, 
jumped to safety when his machine 
struck a windmill as he was taking 
off from Tuttle field here. 

A passenger, Clark Burgess, re- 
mained in the plane and was se- 
riously Injured. 



show of Interest; A. E. Greall the 
Lovers' Tunnel, and Jim Eskew 
conducts a real wild west show, 
with 35 head of horses, a score of 
cow punchers and ropers and a 
galaxy of cowgirls who can really 
do things. James Laird Is operating 
a most up-to-date penny arcade, 
with Mrs. White assisting him. 

The rides Include over the Jumps 
and caterpillar. G. M. Kelghtley, 
manager Dangler, and seaplanes, 
Oscar Halverson, manager; merry- 
go-round, Ferris wheel and whip, 
Jojt. Nagata, manager. The kiddle 
rides to arrive are whip, Ferris 
whpcl, swans, fairy swing and 
merry-go-round. 

Mrs. Gruberg, Too 

Mr. «;rubcrg is her husband's 
right l)ower; Messrs. White and 
Reed, assistant manager and 
auditor, respectively, and Wilbur S. 
Chei ry, Kcncral agent, are respon- 
sible for the excellent route this 
season. 

The conce«'sIon9, 49 in number, 
are divideil as follow*: Lewis Bros., 
12; Mr. and Mr«. Buck Weaver, six; 
Mr. find Mrs. J. A. Kline, six; Mr. 
and Mrs. <^:corge Miller, two; .loe 
Reuipert, six: Morris and May Kdel- 
Hoii, two; Herman Eagle, cook 
house; Tom Hlrons, one; Mr. and 
Mr». Kd. Cole, corn game; J. A 
Fluke, ice 'ream; Jack Eagle, one; 
George I'«;rie. shooting pa l«'ry; 
fJeortf u Kada, bowling alley; 
Harry Huhn, one; Paul Baker, one; 
Mr". "Doc" Hartwick, two. A. 
Hirsrh. one: George Acre, one: W 
iUchordJion, bn«, fJoUiM. 



LEMONADE AT OWN RISK 

New Philadelphia, May 5. 

You buy red lemonade at your 
own risk, decided the court here In 
ruling against John Klrkpatrlck, 19, 
whc sued Rlverflldc Park Company, 
rrlchsvlllc, for $1,500. 

Klrkpatrlck claimed the red le- 
monade sold him late last season, 
made him 111. The court refused 
him damages. 

VENICE'S SPECIAL FEATURES 

Venice, Cal., May 6. 

This pleasure resort Is going after 
features to build up attendance and 
business. 

The first attraction was a para- 
chute Jumper who leaped from an 
aeroplane. The announcement at- 
tracted^ a record crowd. 

FESTIVAL'S RECORD OPENING 

Fresno, Cal., May 0. 

This year's Raisin Festival opened 
with a record-breaking attendance 
of 150,000 people the first day. 

A pageant was held in the eve- 
ning at the Civic Auditorium with 
around 5,000 in attendance. 



Upstate Racing Datta 

Rochester, N. Y., May 5. 

Officers of the Cuba Fair and 
Racing Association at Cuba, Al- 
legany County, for the season, are: 
President, Dr. J. C. Young; vice- 
president, Arby Rowley; secretary- 
treasurer, D. P. Snyder. 

Dates for this year's exhibitions 
are S*pt. 14-18. 



Rivarviaw Park Opening 
Des Moines, Ja., May 5. 
Rlvervlew Park, the only amuse- 
ment park of its kind in Des 
Moines, will open its season May 
16. 



Stricklin Joins Kayttona 

Canton, O, May t. 

Sam Stricklin, local showman and 
carnival concessionaire, has left to 
join the Keystone shows at Phila- 
delphia where he will have two con- 
cessions this season. 

Stricklin specializes In trained 
dogs and ponies. 



CALOART READYING 

Calgary, Alta., May 5. 

Guy Weadick will manage the 
Calgary Exhibition Jubilee and 
Stampede at the annual exhibition 
July 6-11. 

A cowboy ball will be held In the 
Palmer Hotel and on a street block. 

AUSTIN'S CHICAGO RODEO 

Chicago, May 5. 
Tex Austin will hold a I'ounfl-up 
and championship rodeo In the 
Grant Park Stadium here, Aug. 15- 
23, under auspices of the Chicago 
Aasociatlon of Commerce. . 



Davanport'a Firat Carnival 

Daveni>ort, la.. May 5. 
Davenport has its first carnival of 
the season In the S. W. Brun<!aga 
(hows here this week. 



CHAUTAUQUA NOTES 

The Community Chautauqua of 
ThawvlUe, 111., has organized for th« 
year and Is going ahead with plans 
for the summer season. F. H. 
Swarts is president; George E. Wet, , 
secretary; Milton Kontx, treasurer, 
and committees are being formed 
on ticket sales and program. 

W. D. Chambers, postmaster of 
East Mollne, 111., has been elected 
president of the East Mollne Chau- 
tauqua Association, and the other 
oillcera are: A. C. Neihaus, vice- 
president; Mrs. Tom Buckler, sec- 
retary, and George Geer, treasurer. 
The Chautauqua opens June 21 and 
a group of sponsors, each of whom 
has taken five tickets, will gifaran* 
tee financial success. 

John Berschled was elected presi- 
dent of the Champaign, III., Chau- 
tauqu.a at its recent meeting and 
the organization is seeking a suit- 
able downtown location for the tent. 
The association desires to secure a ' 
school yard location, if permission 
may be secured from the school ' 
board. Mr. Berschled succeeds W. 
C. Gllmore. 



Dickie and Terry Show Rehearsing 

Chirago, May 5. 
The Dick If and Terry Uncle 
Tom's Cabin show. Is now In re- 
iiearsal at Aurora, 111., previous to 
taking the road undf-r <anvn«. 1( 
will open the season in Aiiioia. 

OUTDOORlmWS 



At .1 special election, KlRJe G;u-th- 
waite was elo<'ted scretary of 
Blake's Prairie Agricultural .So- 
fiety, l',loomint;ton, Wiv. 

Elgie flarthwaile has Jjeen elected 
secretary of the Hl;il%e Pr.'iirle Agri- 
cu:iui'ul S<iricty, J{loon)itij;;ion, \V'1.«<., 
to succeed F. B. I'orier. 



The lliincock County Fair, Carth- 
age, II).. lias come Into full title 
of the l.TH acres of land on which its 
fair h.is been heM fi r ne\er.-il years. 
The a»sof•iil^.on piiid $34. •));?. 50 for 
the piopcrty, owned by W. O 
KunkeU 



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VARIETY 



CIRCUSES 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



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C«yton, O., May 2. 

The Hagent>eck«Wallace 'Ciecus 
will go down in circus annals at 
r>aytoii aa the peppiest show ever 
seen here ao far under canvas. AN 
thouglt showlns In a downpour of 
rain day and night, slim audiences 
And bitter cold weather, the Interior 
of the big top might have been a 
steam heated flat, so well did th,o 
various acts go over and the en- 
thusiasm they arouHed seemed to 
warm up the atmosphere. 

Danny Odum has a great show, 
• peach staff, first class animals, 
ring stock and olrcus performers 
who have really a "team" attitude, 
apparently free from petty profes- 
sional jealousies, and that spells 
success for any orgranixatlon. 

The Hpgei^ck- Wallace Circus 
this seaiK>n Ittajr l>e said to be at 
the senfth'of Its career in all ways, 
from trini door to the pad room 
where equestrian director W. E. 
Wells relgos supreme. 

In an Interview with Pet* Taylor 
and Bobby. Mack, the former fa- 
mous for hia '^flglitlhg lions" of old 
days and the latter dating bltck to 
the old Francis Ferari King ESdward 
Animal show, the subject of animal 
acts and reported cruelty in their 
handling came up. Taylor who 
cornea from a family of wild animal 
trainers lauglied as he said: 

"We Jove our animals too much 
to hurt them, that loud cracking 
whip Is for the gallery, we would 
lay it around anyone we thought 
would ^Isuse any of our chaVges" 
and B«b demonstrated with 16 
tigers, without taking a whip with 
him, sending them al>out their act 
as taild&f as IS kittens. 

As for the danger of wild animal 
acts to Uie public, a coterie of 
newspapermen here folly agreed 
that it was clever opposition pro- 
paganda, but which they say they 
did noCtall for. The three dailies 
in Dayton all eulogised the various 
wild antmal atterlogs as the big 
features of the show. 

Show's First Spectacle 
The performance started off with 
the flrst spectacle produced on the 
Hagentteck-Wallace show. A very 
tastefully arranged and elaborately 
costumed lyrical iM-oducUpn en- 
titled ^Arabia." It introduced 
practically the entire personnel of 
the shoiifv, some 600 who had evi- 
dently tkgn rehearsed to perfection. 
Produced by George Ij. Meyers, the 
cast included Lulian Rogers, sing^ 
Ing with the band, Edna Mason, 
Billy Button, Pauline Cohn and 
Frank C. Hughes, who makes a 
popular sheik. A word may well 
be given to the band leader, £d- 
ward Woeckner. He is the life of 
the whole organization and keeps 
them on their toes. Woeckner is 
an act in himself. 

Of oourae the spec, which Is 
supposed to represent a holy war, 
•nds by the sacrifice of a beau^tl- 
ful damsel to the beasts. The 
*Iady" in question hapk>ens to be 
Clyde Beatty, who makes a very 
presentable Arabian flapper. He or 
"she" opens the circus proper In 
the arena with a mixed group of 
leopards, pumas, bears and hyenas, 
giving a most attractive perform- 
ance, that brought en the Eugene 
Troupe on either side of the arena 
In some clever aerial horizontal bar 
work. ' 

Miss Billie Burton occupied the 
cage with her perfoirming polar 
bears, supported on either side by 
the Davenport Sisters, Lula and 
Victoria. Kdward Wulff, son of the 
late Ed. Wulff, famous trainer of 
the Barnum and Bailey circus and 
J. Cavanagh, presenting the kicking 
footbalj horses. Wulff has been 
training the high school and liberty 
horses (or the past year. 

During the switching of animals 
the big swinging ladder act' was put 
on, 16 clever girls doing aerl^ 
stunts, and the elephant walk- 
around, led by a trio representing 
the "Sphrlt of '76," the entire com- 
pany animal and human actors 
pulling some clever comedy stunts. 
In which an elephant with a wooden 
leg was prominent 

' 16 Lions and Tigors 
Pete Taylor, honored with a 
aingle poeitlon, presented a group 
of Bengal tigers and African male 
lions; 16 of the beasts were put 
through their paces in great shape, 
for Pete is a great showman. 

Kid Kinnard and his clown band 
entertained with some clpwn har- 
mony—the "kid" showing himself 
a real <;pmedian as were all the 
clowns, especially the following: 
The Earl Shipley Trio, Earl, Char- 
lie an4I Billy: Kennard and Hart, 
"Kid" an# "Bill"; Ix)uie Plammon- 
don, Joe Coyle, Minert B'Orlo. D. 
D. Marro duo, Fred and "Doodles"; 
Charle« "Chubby" Plemm, Jimmy 
Thorny, Roy "Mickey" McDonald, 
Curley ' Phillips, Johnny Moore, 
Tom Moffbt. Wallace Cobb, Charlie 
Van Austeo. Bob Horn. 

Ponies, trldii^ dog.o and monkri^s, 
pre»entM by Mlas Ola Donovan and 
Jack Kavanagh then occupied the 
rings, with the riding lion and 
horse by Miss McCracken in the 
arena, while Captain ai>d Rose 
Drako gave an exhibition with 
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giving a clever trained Pomeranian 
dog act; 

Bobby Mack then occupied the 
center by hlHiself with the largest 
group of tigers In one act in the 
country. Sixteen beautiful beasts 
were sliown and grouped into a 
wonderful formation, Macic using 
Just a ' plain driving whip when 
placing them. It was a remarkable 
exhibition of wold animal training. 

Five giant elephants were in one 
ring by Misses Gardner, Wells and 
Burton, and seven baby pachyderms 
in the other by Ola ponovan. Miss 
Webber and Miss Depuy. Boxing 
Kangaroos were presented on the 
track by Kid Kennard, Wallace 
Cobb. Charles Flemra and Bill Hart, 
all clever comedians from clown 
alley, while Earl Shipley did feome 
Clever solo stunts on the side. 
Clowns' Liberty- Act 

Two groups of 12 .each, clever 
thoroughbreds, were exhibited by 
f^dward Wulff and Ernest ftgumas, 
(ind the clowns did a liberty act all 
their own. Thirty dmicing horses 
find SO -dancing girls then took the 
entire- ring and track space and 
presented a wonderful menage num- 
ber; then but eight remained to do 
some special equine dancing; then 
the number was cut down to John 
McCracken and Ola DsnoVan on 
"Maid of the Mist" and "Yellow 
Jacket," doing extraordinary stunts 
and a tango dance, and finally the 
act ended with -Ola on "Yellow 
Jacket" panuUng. the length of the 
track, the' h^rse us4ng only its hind 
feet, tL really remarkable exhibition 
on part of both horse and rider. 

Orin Davenport an^l the Daven- 
port Troupe were honored with the 
■oio position, and these six artists 
gave a fine show. Orin is the bright 
star. The Ward-Kimball Troupe 
gave a great flying return act. 
Eight of the l>est aepialists in the 
country, including Jimmy Ward, 
who, in spite of a wrenched shoul- 
der, plucklly kept up his end^and 
gave a thrilling performance, in- 
cluding doubles and twists, worthy 
the l>est Ward tpaditions. making 
way for the usual fox hunt, which 
m this case was a real feature, the 
best We have seen so far, which 
brought on the high Jumping horses. 
With the two special features, John 
and Ethel McCracken, with cham- 
pion high and broad Jumpers, that 
brought down the house. 

The - usual racee, fla^ Rotfian 
standing, ponies and moakeyd and 
the ever present clown and mule, 
the latter a clever Jumper, too, 
brought th¥ really great show to a 
finish. Not a moment h^d been 
wasted, not a "kick" could be regis- 
tered. Two hours of the fastest 
circus numbers it has ever been our 
pleasure to witness were gone 
through by real showmen and show- 
women, and the Hagenbeck- Wallace 
circus under Dan Odum's manage- 
ment is entitled to the best patron- 
age it ever had, 

The Side Show 

Arthur Hoffman has a big galaxy 
of talent in the "kid" top. It is a 
real Inside circus all by itself and 
contains many worth-while fea- 
tures. Among them may be men- 
tioned the Kalaluhi Hawaiians, in 
good musical numbers; S. Monte - 
lango, Aztec Indian Chief; Rosita, 
in a clever novelty sword act; Vir- 
ginia Ascaris, who astonishes all 
with her n;iind-readlng act; Jack 
Orr. tattooed marvel; the Brooks 
bag punchers extraordinary; Jolly 
Ethel, who only weighs 504 pounds 
and is but 19 yearil of age; J. P. 
Nelson, the little man with the big 
kwords. < and who swallows them; 
l*eter Robinson, the world's thinnest 
thin man, together with the head 
liners of the whole organization, 
Mike and Ike, two of the greatest 
midgets ever exhibited. They box, 
dance,, sing and act, are great en- 
tertainers and a credit to any side 
show in the world as well as one 
of the greatest of attractions. 

R. N. Jackson's orchestra and en 
tertainers. numbering 18, and 
Princess Pontius,, a female gi^nt 
weighing 840 pounds, and 7 feet 
4% inches in height, besides others, 
make up a real attraction, managed 
by a popular ahd experienced side 
show impresario and his capable as- 
sistant, G. K. Ringlin, who also 
lectures. Charles De Mont does the 
Punch and magic and shooting 
through a woman act. 

The Concert 

Bill Penny, of Penny's Wild Wpst, 
has entire charge of the concert 
features, a wild west show of more 
than ordinary interest. All the 
worth-while stunts are pulled, the 
company including the following 
riders and ropers: Bill Penny, Chief 
Bald Eagle and 25 Sioux Indians, 
Johnnie. McCracken.' Oart Brace. 
Jack Kavanagh, Jack Bird. Charles 
Sweets, L. De Beau, F.thel Mc- 
Cracken and Mesdames Carl Briice, 
Jack Kavanagh, Jack Bird And 
Charles Sweets. v 

The olBcial roster: Dan Odum, 
nian.tger; J. H. Adkina, assistant 
Q)anager; J. C. Donohue. ifoifinn 
agent; Ray B. Dean, proas. agent; 
car passenger agent, Frank Regan; 
Harry Sarlg, treasurer; Ralph 
Woodward, auditor; W. R. Kellogg, 
legal adjuster; assistant, J. M. 
Grindon; Ed. Delevnn, superintend- 



DES MOMS PUTS TWO 
CIRCUS "EXTRAS" ON ST. 



Bobbins Bro$. Shows Benefit 
From Battle Between Le- 
gion and Ministers , 



Des Moines, la., May 6. 

The difeam of' the circus press 
agent that a newspftper would pub- 
lish an extra about his fehow com- 
ing to town, .came true here. 

Not only oao^but two daily news- 
papers, puit'MCtra editions on the 
street, byt. the credit was rnot 
claimed hjr, the agent, W. T. Btich^ 
^nan, for the Bobbins BrothersV cir- 
cus. He gave, it all to the Des 
Moles ministers , who had \^ged 
a bittor. fight against a permit 
granted by tbe city council tor a 
circus to be shown on Sunday un- 
Cer' the auspices of an Anaericah 
Legion pobU 

The ministers charged desecra- 
tion of tbe 'Sabl>ath and a con- 
troversy of several days' duration 
which -culminated in a council de- 
cision to let the show go on, which 
resulted in the extras. 



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DEMAND FOR PARADES 



Shows Dispensing With Marchino — 
Ballyhoo Feeling It at Box Office 

Chicago, May 6. 

While the circuses not parading 
this year are making a feature of 
the fact.Jn their newspaper adver- 
tising, they are one and all resort- 
ing to sending an announcer along 
the main streets, saying there wiii 
not be a par&de. In the few small 
towns the H-^ and John Robinson 
circuses have made this season the 
'no parade" Idea has not proven 
very feasible. The people, despite 
the fact all the papers read no pa- 
rade, collect on the streets and 
seem disappointed when the naan 
with the megaphone tells his Story. 

A,ydrop In the concession business 
has also made itself felt with no 
parades. Toy balloon sales have 
fallen off. The concession business, 
which on most shows runs the side- 
show receipts a close race for hon- 
ors on the season, will be fkr ber 
hind this year. 

This much has already been de- 
termined on the books of the vari- 
ous circuses, despite the fact they 
have only been out a short while. 



' CIRCnS DIPOSTEB 

Boston, May 5. 
Greater Boston merchants have 
been warned by John Bird, chief of 
detective*, Ringling Brothws, Bar- 
num A Balleyi circus, that a man 
who has been goln^ around to 
numerous firms placing orders and 
making arrangements for future de- 
livery of goods upon the arrival of 
the circus here. Is an Imposter. 



HABVEY BEKMNED BACK 

Chicago, May^C. 
R. M. Harvey, general agent of 
the Sells-Floto circus, remahied in 
Chicago with bis show during the 
entire engagement. Harvey is 4to- 
ported' as having his show routed 
until the last of July, and having 
an advance crew so capable that 
it operates Itself. 



ABBEST CIBGVS ATTENDAHT 

Columbus, O., May 5. 
Howard Thomas, 19, negro, with 
Hagenbeck-Wallace circus, was ar- 
rested by detectives here April 30 
and held pending word from Read- 
ing, O., where Thomas is alleged to 
have used a gun in making a sen- 
sational escape from the police a 
year ago. 



CIRCUS ROUTES 

A! Q. Barnes Circus 
May 4, Ashland, Ore.; May 6, 
Cottage Grove, Ore. ; May 6, Eugene, 
Ore.; May 7, Salem, Ore.; May 8, 
Dallas, Ore.; May 9, McMlnnville, 
Ore.; May 11, "Portland, Ore.; May 
12, Portland, Ore.; May 13, Astoria. 
Ore.; May 14, Vancouver, Wash 
May 16, Olympia, Waab.; May 1.. 
Tacoma, Wash.; May 18-lft, Seattr^y 
Wanh. r^ . . 

Sparks Circus 
May 4, McKeesport, Pu.; May 5, 
New Kensington, 'I'O;; May 6, *Van- 
dergrlft, Pa.; May 7, New Brighton, 
pa.; May 8, Oil City. Pa.; M»7 ».• 
Wat-ren, Pa.; May 11, PottavJlW. JJa. 



ent Yront door; fid. Dowllng.^up^t- 
intendent inside tickets; Capt. W. 
H. Curtis, superintendent of can- 
vas; George Davis, superintendent 
of concessions. ('oli<n.<i. 



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lOlRANCIFNOW 
#CM OUTFIT 



Seven Added Last Week 
', Makes It Greatest 



Chicago, May 5. 

Seven additional cars were added 
to the 101 Ranch circus before it 
left Oklahoma. Six cq^rs are used 
qn the show, tLpd one on the ad- 
vance. The ntove m^es the 101 
Ranch circus a 40 cai* show, with 
2 cars in th« advance &hd maka^ it 
second in - size to any circus in 
America today. 

No other circus, outside of the 
Ringling)^ Bamum and Bailey cir- 
cus is this year using over 15 cars. 
' The move came as a complete 
s ur pr is e to all connected with the 
show, as It was contracted over aU 
railroads .as a M car show — 94 bAck 
on the show, and one in the ad- 
vance. 

It was found, however, in Okla- 
homa that it was Impossible to 
carry all the equipment -the Miller 



'BreUiers wished en the scheduled 
number of ears, and so the sudden 
switch. 

The move Is said to have caused 
consideNlble concern among show- 
men. It makes the 101 a -powerful 
organization, with a parade that is 
certain to be well received In the 
towns it follows, other shows not 
parading this year. With the 2 ad- 
vance cars ft is now possible for 
the 101 to hsddle any sort of tough 
'^opposition, as t^'e sho^ stfll has 
'the four brigades it originally 
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Expert Pistol Shot - 
Convicted of Murder 

Blouhtvllle, TeOn., 'May 6. 

Kennie Warner, ez|>ert pistol shot 
of circus fame, was iound guilty <»C 
murder In the flrst. d^;ree, with « 
recon)mendatlon of death by elecM. 
trocutlon by a Jury last week. . . 

Warner was convicted of slaying 
Johi| Smith and Hugh Webb, two 
K^ngsport police ofScers, A-Pril 13 
in a gUM battie. . - • 



. (KfrO tlffn tX lEW TOBK 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Floto are in 
New Tedc. at tbe Hotel Alamao, 
prior to saving Msy 23 on the "Ma«: 
Jestlc" for Europe. . -f 



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JOHN f^USSELi. 

John Russell, 69, one of the famed 
Russell Brothers, died May i at bis 
home, 1742 Opechee street, Glen- 
dale, suburb of Los Angeles, where 
he had been living for three, years. 
He retired from tbe stags eight 
years ago and is survived by his 
wife Ann Russell, whom he married 
48 years ago, a son, James I. Rus- 
sell, who wrote "Where the River 
Shannon Flows," and a daughter. 
Flora Russell. 

The elder Russell and his brother, 
James, were best known in vaude- 
ville as "The Irish Servant Girls." 
Jimmie Russell died 12 years ago. 
The two starred for many years 
under tbe management of Weber 
and Fields in a piece entitled "The 
Female Detectives" and later wer« 
featured in "Sweet Marie" by Os- 
car Hammerstein. For a number 
of years they were under the per- 
sonal management of .Tony Pastor. 



MONUMETTTS' 

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nteri* amvwncrc is «•• wssL* iv 

THE OLD vnd BBLtABLm 

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After the death of Jlmmle Rus- 
sell. John Is said to have taken 
Bert Savoy as a partner and taught 
him the tricks of the craft. ni>on 
the retirement of John the team of 
Savoy and Brennan was formed. 
The latter greatly resembled the 
Russels In work.' 

John Russell died of pneumonia 
and at the time of his demise his 
wife and daughter jwere with him. 
The remains are to he shipped to 
New York Tuesday (May '6) and 
the funeral services are to be held 
the early part of iiext week from 
his former home ttt Blmhurst, Ia I. 
or the home of his son at Manhat- 
tan Beach. 

Mr. Russell was n member ot the 
Marquette Council of the Khlghts 
of Columbus; Queensboro Liodge of 
Elks and the Catholic Actor's Guild. 
He was one of the charter mem- 
bers of the White Bats. f >■ > 



J. ALDRICH LIBBEY 

J. Aldrlch Llbbey, 5S, veteran ac- 
tor, died of heart 'failure as he sat 
talking to his wife last week in his 
home, 1135 Bush street, San Fran- 
cisco. 

For several years past LIbbey had 
not been active on tbe stage. In 
spare minutes writing some special 
matter for the N. V. A; to which 
he belonged. Although LIbbey had 
made considerable money from his 
public career he had failed to pro- 
vide for his last days. The deceased 
was a member of Mission' l&dge of 
s which conducted •hia fun- 
•ral*semce. - . .,.,., ^.i^. . 

He started his stage career W i^ 
singer in a small cafe in Milwattlcbs 
in March, 1893. ^Aldrlch sang for 
the flrst tlra? in public "After TJio 
Ball" (Charles K. Harrl-s). - 6l«, 
fapie then spread with that otSXf^ 

EDWARD L. WALTON 

Edward L. Walton, 80, whose 
stage activities date back a cen- 
tury, died April 30 in Lenox Hill 






Hospital, New Tork, of pneumonia. 

He had been a member of the 
Actors' Fund for 30 years. Thf 
Fund rushed the venerable actor t6 
the hospital when it learned of his 
condition. 

Walton's dramatic roles were 
many, hla last stage appearance be- 
Jng in "The Five Frankfurters," 
1918, 

He was bora ■ In California, and 
wbh a young man rode the Pony 
Ekpress as a mail carrier. 



■ .MARIE BONSELL 

Marie Bonsell, W. retired actress,' 
died at the heme of Mrs. Josephine 
Turk Baker, playwright, in Evans- 
ton, Illinois, April 26. 

Miss Bonsell retired from th« 
stage live years ago because of deat- 
aeisB but since then tLpi>eared for a 
week at the Blackstone, Chicago, In 
an amateur production of "Hot Air." 
a play written by her friend, Mrs. 
Baker. 

Burial was from S215 Kimbark 
avenue, Chicago, the home of Mlstf 
Bonsell's mother. An only son was* 
prevented from attendm^ the 
funeral due to illness. 



HAL BRIQGS 

Hal Brlggs, actor and stock di- 
rector, 45, died suddenly at the 
home of his sister, Mrs. Charles V. 
Day, ISS Morris avenue, Rockvllle 
Center, L. i., April 28, of heart 
trouble. A widow survives, profes- 
sionally Ada Dalton. 

Briggs wias a member of the 
Lambs and Greenroom clCtbs, 



9ADiE FIELDS 

Sadie Fields died In Receda, CbHT 
Feb. 27. 

Sadie (not Bally) Fields was the 
wife of Harry (Hello, Jake) Fields 
and had been on the stage. She 
had been HI on the ooast for about 
six months. 



The only brother of Olive Drown 
passed away at his home, 40^ Ce- 
darwood Tefe^e, Rochester, N. Y., 



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. - IN BUCMOBIAM 

WILLIAM ROCK 



Who departed thi* life June S7, 1»22 

EDW. S. KELLER 



last Thursday, after a brief Illness 
of one weelc 



. The wife of W. A. Howe, man- 
ager, Olendale theatre, Glendale, 
C^&V, died April 30 of cancer. 



Qertrude, Jr, nine-month-old 
daughter of Nell and Gertrude Mc- 
Klaley, died at Newark, N. J., May 



Deva Ellsworth, 30, musiclaa. last 
engagement with a ladies' Jazz or- 
chestra, died April 28 in Fsirpoit, 



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^* i**»ie* Mills*' ftithen tit iMarlon 
Mills (Mills and Klmbell). died in 
Syracuse on April 3. 



The mother of Bobbie Connolly. 



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V A* R I E T Y 



Wednesday, May 6, 1925 



VARIEn'S CHICAGO OFHCE 

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WOODS 

B«ato VlT* WMka la AdvMiea 

Arthur Hammaniteln preMnta the blc^eat 

moalcal hit trw produced la America 

"ROSE-MARIE" 

Wttll MjvUa Bchaaf and Richard -'8ka«t" 

OaUachar. Company o( 100 Symphony 

Orchoatra 



PLAYHOUSE 

A New Mystery Comedy 

"?spooKsr 

Thrills, Suspense, Laughs 



Sunday matinee at the Palace ran 
smoothly. Bruno Steinbach suf- 
fered In No. 2 position. They broke 
his special concert piano bringing 
It on and had to substitute the 
regular house instrument. This 
placed him at a disadvantage, as 
most high tension planish can only 
do their best woric on certain pianos. 
After three numbers StelnlMich was 
forced to come back. He said, "If 
you don't mind the piano I wiU re- 
spond." Anyone connected with the 
Kimball Piano Company that may 
have been in the a.dlence wouldn't 
fancy that sort of publicity. 

Ina Claire is the headline. Her 



big laughs. His hoke will go any- 
where, and tha smarter the audi- 
ence the louder the gulfawa. 



The eight act current program at 
the Majestlo rounds out a good small 
time-show. There isn't a "pop" num- 
ber employed, save for the few chorda 
that emerge from the closing turn 
who form a ainging and musical 
combination. The fast stepping 
which always aaems to be an ea- 
sentlallty in linking a small time 
vaudeville biii also eliminated. 

"Hoke" that seoms to be neceasary 
to the palates of the Majesticites 
predominates. Business was da- 



Beginning Monday, Kay 11 

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With BRUCE McRAE 



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CORRESPONDENCE 

All matter in CORRESPONDENCE refer* to current week unless 
otherwise indicated. 

The cities under Corraspondeneo in this iasu* of Variety ara as 
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ATLANTIC CITY 60 

BALTIMORE 01 

BROOKLYN 63 

BUFFALO 69 

CHICAGO 56 

CINCINNATI 61 

DETROIT 66 

FT. WORTH 60 

INDIANAPOLIS 60 

KANSAS CITY 60 

LOS ANGELES 58 

MILWAUKEE / 60 



MONTREAL 59 

NEW ORLEANS 60 

OAKLAND 63 

OKLAHOMA CITY 58 

PITTSBURGH 60 

ROCHESTER 60 

SAN DIEGO 61 

SEATTLE 61 

ST. LOUIS 63 

SYRACUSE 61 

TORONTO 63 

WASHINGTON 63 



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Chtear>'S Biccaat Dramatic Hit 

Robert J. Sherman 

^^« , AUTHOR 
BiMelal Material Written 
648 No. Dearborn St., Chicago 



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School of E}ancing 

Suite 913, Capitol Building 
CHICAGO 

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sketch was written by Gene Markey, 
literary editor of the Chicago "Her- 
ald and Examiner." Geoffrey Kerr 
and Roger Davis furnish the sup- 
port. Incidental music from the pit 
together with the rapid tempo of 
the dialog keeps it from becoming 
talky and while scarcely original in 
theme, it Is at least as good as the 
average headline sketch and better 
than many. Miss Claire received a 
substantial reception upon her en- 
try. 

The Chinese Warriors represent 
dexterity in maneuvering with 
dangerous weapons, but need to be 
whipped Into shape. Their turn 
lacks finesse and climax, and while 
they held them rather well In th* 
closing assignment did not rise to 
their full possibilities as a novelty 
act. 

Patterson and Cloutler oi>ened 
with pleasing dance cycle. The girl 
has a thin feeble sort of a voice 
tliat suggests that if she la hard to 
hear in the intimate Palace she 
would be well-nigh inaudible in a 
big house. Notwithstanding the 
act ia neat and entertaining and the 
dancing consistently good although 
not sensational. 

Jack Joyce's Horses held up the 
show before and after their session 
due to the heavy ring, which must 
be set and taken down. Flo Lewis 
followed with Russell Hird in at- 
tendance disseminated her potent 
charm and cute flapperish ways and 
Juat naturally made everyone iik« 
her. That "Charleston" encore did 
her no good, however. It struck an 
alien note. 

Ben Welch sprang a long 
sequence of Yiddish yarns, most of 
them new and all funny. He clicked 
for a hit. 

Willie Solar, sixth, found the cus- 
tomers as amiable as he himself is. 
Willie's slow grin and his goof 
'makeup are winners on sight and 
make for plenty of hearty chuckles. 
Tom Smith, eighth, goes after the 



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cidedlit off during the flrs^ per- 
formance, due to the favorable 
weather. 

Fox and Sarno, two men novelty 
turn, accumulated quite a bit of re- 
sponse considering the small atten- 
dance. Hlnkel and Mae dished out 
a conventional chatter that pleased. 
Meredith and "Snoozer." with the 
latter executing all commands Is- 
sued by his master simultaneously, 
displayed intelligence. The original 
"Snoozer" having passed away, the 
present one seems to demand supe- 
riority for his infinite developments. 

Billy Miller and company drew 
the opening assignment for the 
"hoke" contest, putting it over in 
the form of a comedy sketch which 
involved an attorney and a young 
couple who are seeking a divorce. 
It extracted a volume of laughs. 

Emeraon and Baldwin crowded in 
burlesque magic and illuaions sure- 
fire for this audience. Billy Gross 
and company leave a comedy turn 
that at one time must have had the 
backing of six choriccera. Gross, a 
character comedian, falia back on 
the business of packing and un- 
packing the grip for the major por- 
tion of his laughs. Tbe supporting 
cast of three till in nicely. 

Carson and Willard cleaned up 
with grotesque conversation inter- 
mingled with a couple of comedy 
numbers that have innumerable 
catch lines and "gags." Unani- 
mously declared the winnera of the 
"hoke"^ contest. 

Lee 'Mattlson and band found it 
a little tough following the four 
preceding turns and worked hard to 
establish themselves. It is a cork- 
ing nine piece combination that is 
bolstered by the appearance of a 
small female aggregation who lend a 
touch of novelty to the orchestra. Lee 
Mattlson, aside from handling a 
mean sax, conducts and also puts 
over several vocal numbers effec- 
tively. It is a good flash, adequately 
staged and presented. 



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Aaron J. Jones. Jr., will handle 
publicity for Jones, Llnlck & 
Schaefer during the absence In New 
York of Ralph Kettering, regular 
press man. The Junior Jones has 
been acting as general manager of 
the^J., L. & S. houses in the absence 
of all the firm members during- the 
winter months. 



The Bert Levey road shows will 
play two days a week at the Audi- 
torium, Pocatello, Idaho, starting 
May 9. The New Moon theatre in 
Omaha, at present a full week stand 
on the Levey circuit, will assume a 
split week policy for the summer, 
starting next month. 



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4ACK B. HOBWITS, Manager 




Lewis and Dody's clever nonsense 
and their celebrated "Hello, Hello, 
Hello" song was all that saved the 
evening and the show at the 
Chateau last Thursday. It was one 
of the weakest bills the house has 
had this season. The Chateau is 
closing for the summer May 9. 

Booth and Nina opened. Here is 
an act with a great finishing trick 



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of walking a bicycle up a flight of 
steps and jumping off, but the trick 
is not worked up and the rider In- 
slsta on doing a lot of meaningless 
and unnecoaaary talk which cheap- 
ens the act. 

Boland and Hopkins were second. 
Nothing in this sister act to make 
anyon« tell their neighbors to be 
sure and se« the vaui^evllla show 
at the op'ry house tb« laat half. 
It's l>een a long time since the girla 
vlalted the music publiabera. They 
should do so at once. 

George Lloyd and Rosalee were 
particularly disappointing as they 
gave evidencea of merit. They have 
a listless one-lunged sort of an act 
that provides a few snickers but 
never gets started. Juat as soon as 
they get an act they may arrive 
somewhere. 

The Paramount Quintet closed. 
Straight singing done in the usual 
Loew circuit idea of grand opera. 
DulL 



The Lions Club of Janesville, 
Wia., has bought "The Show-Off" 
for the Disht of. May 11. Since 
leaving Cohan's Grand "The Show- 
Off" has been doing very well on 
the road, averaging $1,500 nightly. 
It is understood that ta the amount 
the Lions Club is payinig. This is 
the third play they have bought on 
an outright for their annual benefit. 
James Wlngfleld bandied all three 
deals. 



Louis Mann's etigagement in Blil- 
grlm's Progress" win terminate at 
Cohan'a Grand, Saturday. It la 
doubtful if other bookings will be 
arranged for this theatre during 
the current season. According to 
a clause in the lease helQ by Cohan 
ho la supposed to remodel the 
building within a certain period. 
The time for him to begin work Is 
nearlng expiration. It la intimated 
that the entire building will be ex- 
tensively remodeled at a cost esti- 
mated to be $200,000. 



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Ninth Floor 

Woods Theatre Bldg., Chicago 

GEO. H. WEBSTER 

Booking Manager 
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The Lois Bridges musical comedy 
company will move to the Strand, 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

George Burdick, formerly hoiue 
manager at McVlckers, has been 
appointed assistant manager of the 
Roosevelt. 



Vaudeville bookings will be inter- 
rupted for two weeks at the Ben AUr 
Lexington, Ky., starting May 10. 
The Billy Main tabloid, with 20 peo- 
ple, will go In. The veteran, CoL J. 
L. Darts, 77, produced the show. 



llaairlce T. Weiaabenk has moved 
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ing while Attorney Leo Weiskopft 
ia enlarging his suite in the Temple 
building. 



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Majestio— "Hell-Bent fer Heaven" 
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ACTORS' THEATRE 

(Continued from page 22) 

cess, "making for the cultural edu- 
«*Uon of the public . . . that its 
playa are decent and at the same 
time instructive," and the founders 
■hould be happy to prolong its ex- 
istence. 

(There was no appeal for funds 



from either founders or guarantors.) 
Wilson stated he hoped .he Actors' 
Theatre would revive American 
Ulays before the end of the season 
and could not resist an opportunity 
to slip a pan to the managers. 
Pointing out the fact the organiza- 
tion had turned to revivals (plays 
of foreign authors) he blanketed 
the recent exposition of American 
play successes in the dallies and 
said: "It is difflcult to secure worthy 
American plays because American 
playwrights are obliged to write 
down to the level of intelligence of 
those who purchase their plays." 
Wilson credited the recent success 



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of the Actors' Theatre to Dudley 
Digges, David Wallace and Manny 
Straus. He suggested for revival, 
"The Great Divide," "Romance." 
"The Nigger," "The Bcarecrow," 
"The Witching Hour," "Captain 
Jinks," "Truth" and "Beyond the 
Horizon." 

"All Day Suckers" 

The entertainment program was 
started by Denman ICaley, who made 
a financial rej>ort A la Robert C. 
Benckley, which got giggles. The 
funniest bit of the evening was a 
satire on the Actors'. Theatre, writ- 
ten by Qeorge 8. Kaufman and Her- 
man J. Maakiewicz of the "Times." 
It was called "All-Day Suckers." 
Grant Mitchell explained the organi- 
zation woukl have to move to small- 
er quarters "to accommodate our 
subscribers." Two subscribers en- 
tered to offer A bam at UIrd street. 
Blanche Turka thought "our dlrec- 
ors outnumber our subscribers three 
to one," and the Punch and Judy 
was suggested as the right house. 
A letter was dictated to Otto H. 
Kahan asking for a $200,000 check, 
by return mail. The satire men- 
tioned the activities at the 48th 
Street and failure to use the morn- 
ings and supper show time deplored. 
A revival of "Rain" was suggested, 
but then a messenger arrived to say 
the problem was solved as he found 
a Chinese play that takes four 
months to play and therefore good 
for special matinees. The Theatre 
Guild and Provlncetown Playhouse 
were included in the kidding and 
some of the Actors' Theatre prize 



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flops, Including "T^e Habitual Hus- 
band" were named. 

Good Big Time Skit 
A comedy skit, "The Wooing of 
Julia Blisabeth," by James Stephens, 
the Irish poet, proved an excellent 
Interlude of dialect comedy^ J. M. 
Kerrigan as an old Irish woman, 
and Mr. Digger as her husband, made 
the act look quite good enough for 
big time vaudeville. There was a 
comedy song bit by lAurette Taylor, 
a monolog by Louis Closser Hale, 
songs by Peggy Wood, a number 
and stories by Eddie Cantor, spirit- 
uals by Paul Robeson and Lawrence 
Brown and a bit out of "Out There" 
brightly played by Lynn Fontaine 
Bd Richard Bird. 



"SUHSHINE" AFTER "THRILLS" 
WiUiam F. Dugan, whose "Thrills" 
left the Comedy, New Toi^, after 
a nine-day run has begun as- 
sembling a cast for his second pro- 
duction as an independent author- 
producer. 

The new piece is "Sunshine." It 
was originally slated for production 
last season by Jones and Green, but 
the rights reverted to Dugan, who 
will now do it on his own. 



Hugh Ward Has "Msreenary Mary" 
Hugh Ward, of Australia, has 
bought th« tsrrltorfAl rights on his 
contlnaot for "Mercenary Mary." 
current at tba Longaora. Now York. 
He will produce It there this sum- 
mer. 




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Orpheum bill laat week was ft 
straight Blnglner a«d dancing show, 
with little oomedy. Every act con- 
tributed Tocally, halt of the ahow 
doing a little dance stepping. The 
four MoBConls (headline) carried 
stellar laurels, with Margaret Toung 
running a cl084 aeoond. 

lioulo MoBConI aeemed the out- 
standing feature of the Moeconl 
turn, the skating rink steiw bring- 
ing the idiow to ft . atop for v <ull 
mlaute. His work with Charlie and 
the individual stepping of Charlie 
were alao meritorloua features. The 
turn waa on (or 14 minutes, stop- 
ping tha ahow ^ioo and scoring the 
blggoftt hit of any danco turn seen 
liwro thia aaawm. 

. Mlas Yoaag, noxt to closing, had 
tttlngs h«r own way with her blue 
aaA Jan numbora. A noticeable 
faatwra waa tho 1925 chorus girl 
Btaabar, which proved a riot. At 
tha tfooo of her act the Brunswick 
doalers la town had Charles Olcott 
pnaont her with a combination 
phonograph and radio. Olcott put 
tiio plOC OD heavy for the Instru- 
neatT 

Opealnff tho ahow was Alfred 
X4teIL animal mimic, aided by Dor- 
ethy 6alta, TbU turn is a distinct 



nofol^, but aoama to be a bit far- 
tiUk*A In th^ mimicry shown by 
I^toIL About four minutes could 
•aiiifly be cut and the turn speeded 
up. Miss Oaka la cute to look 
tipon, yocalixea nicely, and is a good 
foU for liatell 

Jfost oamo Ben Price and L>ee 
ftyaa, <4iaraoter comedy singing 
aiid »f«r«»ijf torn, patterned along 
^iba UiiM of n«]iy of the youth and 
asa aeta, the busineas, gags and 
aoagu atareotyped. The turn had a 
rathar poor start but finished up 
weU. 

Orrlllo Harrold and daughter 
Pattl were here for the second w.eek. 
They were down in tho trey 'spot 
with operatic and classic routine. 

Paul Morton and Naomi QIass 
came next with singing, talking, 
and dancing. Morton vocallxes con- 
siderably, but were he to use the 



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extra dancing Instead of warbling, 
things would t>e aided greatly. Ibo 
pouple forms a corking good danc- 
ing team and were tha turn mould- 
ed with comedy talk routine and 
stepping it iQoks as though It would 
be shown to better advantage. 

Charles Olcott and Polly Ann, 
with Kddio LAmbert, pianist, were 
next. He and Polly Ann Indulge in 
a few gaga following his rendition 
of a song about a girl he found In 
a flve-and-ten-oent store. They both 
do individual and double numbers. 
Polly Ann sparkles in the offering 
and looks like a great bet for him, 
with Olcott registering in his usual 
pleasing manner. 

Closing the show Walter ZVaviaon 
and Louisville Loons, novelty or- 
chestra of nine men. TJio boys do 
not dtpend entirely upon their mus- 
ical rendition but provide plenty of 
incidental entertainment with sing- 
ing, comedy talk and a bit of step- 
ping. They are a youthful and cap- 
able aggregation. They look to be 
a great bet for a picture house as 
a stellar feature to do 80 minutes 
of bang-up entertainment, following 
two fast knockout acts and having 
to close the show, this turn held in 
90 percent of the Monday night 
crowd, an unusual achievement. 

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off with the honors, aelliag the audi- 
ence completely on hla oomedy and 
dancing. 

rour Olrton Olrls with their luual 
bicycle act oloaed the ahow cap- 
ably. The picture waa Tom Mia In 
"Dick Turpin." 



TBo now Z>ome theatre, seating 
2,t00, one of the flneat In the coun- 
try, 0(>eBad laat week. It la operated 
by the Ocean Park ftealty Co. In 
afflUaUon with tho Woat Coast The- 
atres, laa 

Construction has started on the 
new Constance Talmadge theatre, 
Banta Monica b<fttle\'ard, near Mel- 
rose, financed by the Sherman Com- 
munity Qorp. 

Thomas Phillips, director, special 
theatrical events, promoting the Los 
Angelea Palace of Amusements. loft 
tor New York on the liner Man- 
churia for a conference which la to 
include the flnauiclai underwriters of 
the «oheme. 



West Coaat Theatres, Inc., on May 
S7 opens Its new theatre at Wash- 
ington and Vermont. There will be 
elaborate ceremonies with stars and 
picture executives present. 



There waa one really bright spot 
on last week's bill at Pantages aiid 
that came next to closing, when 
Mack ' and Corel In "Craxy But 
Good" walked on and saved the 
sboxir from being a complete Hop. 
This team is hilarious and versatile. 
They are a bit rough in their com- 
edy, but it's all surefire, l^sldes 
being really funny, the male mem- 
ber of the team la an uncommonly 
food dancer but a terrible singer, 
'bey closed to an ovation and re- 
sponded with a speech and an en- 
core. 

Phil La Toska (Juggling Jester) 
opened the ahow mildly. His wise 
cracks won a few giggles and his 
tricks were politely applauded. 
Hazel Hazlem and Co. offered a 
one-act comedy skit. "The Girl in 
the Bath Curtain," one of those 
usual things of a woman getting a| 
man in a compromising position to 
win his consent to her marriage to 
his son. The material was pretty 
time-wot-n and rather carelessly 
and Indifferently acted. Got a mild 
ripple of applause. 

Sid Lewis broke up a straw hat, 
slammed a drop curtain with his 
cane, and even resorted to a "plant" 
in the audience and then only got 
away to a mild hand. The "plant" 
sang a couple of songs to applause. 
Robert Rellly and girls in "Irish 
Romance" offered a neat musical 
playlet in two scenes. The material 
was snappy and well done for the 
most part. While Rellly isn't much 
of a singer he danoes pretty well 
and his partner Is attractive. The 
girls also did well In their numbers. 
A boy or midget In the cast walked 



Max Fisher and ten -piece band 
will play an indefinite engagement 
at the Forum (pictui-e), opening 
May 9. 



The NUes, Bakersfleld, controlled 
b ythe Pacific Southwest Theatres. 
Inc., playing vaudeville booked by 
Ed. Browder, small time agent here, 
wlH shortly be added to the Acker- 
man A Harris circuit, playing its 
road shows. The opening date will 
probably be early in June.- 



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B*at* a«« ftag very faB: arraas* early. 

'sNiga Itoaey hmgH aad aoid. Ub*rty Boada bought sod •*!«. 

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M. I>. (Doc) Howe, vaudeville 
booker West Coast Theatres, Inc.. 
returned from Chicago, where he 
conferred with Orpheum and W. V. 
M. A. oflQcials regarding acts his 
houses win play. 

,, Guy Price, dramatic critic, Even- 
ing Herald, put over a nifty recent- 
ly In the form of a Marlon Davles 
orphans' benefit under the auspices 
of his paper. Price got the. sup- 
port of tho Wampas and motion pic- 
ture colony to put over a mammoth 
boxing show at Vernon. The final 
count was 119,500. 



Henry Otto, picture director, has 
been signod by William Fox to di- 
rect a screen version of "The Rime 
of the Ancient Mariner." It will 
be a spectacular phantasy, a line of 
work in which Otto Is said to excel. 

Warner Brothers have signed 
Chet Wlthey and Earl Kenton as 
directors and B. J. Lowe, Jr., for 
their scenario staff. 



William Emmet of Santa Ana, 
Cal., rodeo performer, died In Reno 
last week as a result of wounds re- 
ceived when he engaged in a pistol 
duel with Ted Chalmers, a gambler. 
Chalmers was instantly killed. 

Charles Murray is on his way 
back to Los Angeles after a three 
weeks' sightseeing tour In the east. 

The Writers' Club of Hollywood 
staged a program of four one act 
plays in the club auditorium ilrlth 



casts recruited from among the 
atara and featured players In the 
motion picture studios. The offer- 
ings were: Paul Armstrong's 
"Woman Proposes"; Robert Ober's 
"A Jug of Wine and Thou"; J. 
Hartley Manners' "The .Woman In- 
tervenes," and Florence Pierce's 
"The Devll'a Tattoo." 

Glenn Chaflln has Joined the B. P. 
Schulberg to handle all publicity on 
Schulberg productions. 



Donn Eddy has given up free 
lance publicity to accept a place 
with Harry Brand in the Joseph M 
Schenck publicity department. 



tried to get the same Cruse and the 
bank refuaed to allow her to have 
it. The ault la for its recovery 
againat Cruse. 



George Fltxmaurlce has returned 
from his trip to Europe, and is now 
working on the script of "The Dark 
Angel," which is scheduled as his 
next picture for release under the 
First National banner. Fltsmaurlce 
is directing the feature for Samuel 
Groldwyn. 



Ernest Tprrence, while working In 
"The .Wanderer," bein^ made by 
Lasky. fell and fractured his ankle, 
He is now hobbling about oil 
crutches. ' 



Joseph M. Schenck |tas appointed 
Mark Larkin, Joe Jackson and 
Harry Brand as a committee to de- 
vise ways and means of raising 
1200.000 to be contributed to the 
fund of the motloA picture actors' 
l>ranch of the Actors' Ftmd. The 
plan the committee is now working 
on deals with a method of assessing 
new members in a membership 
drive according to their earning 
ability. 



Chauncey Haines, formerly organ- 
ist at the Egyptian, Pasadena, suc- 
ceeds Mary Loomas May 15 in the 
same capacity at the Forum, Los 
Angeles. 



Lon Chaney w!M play tho mad 
Emperor in a screen adaptation of 
Selma Lagerlof's novel, "The EJm- 
peror of Portugallla," which Victor 
Seastrom will direct for Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer under the title, 
"The Tower of Lies." Norma 
Shearer will have the feminine lead. 



Corinne Griffith is leaving this 
w*ek for New York to work in 
"Classified" (First National) at the 
CosnoopoUtan studios. Al. Santell, 
who will direct this Edna Ferber 
story, win go east with the rest of 
the cast next week. Jack &i^hall 
win play opposite Miss Griffith. 

Jane H. Raum. former secretary 
to James Crute, ^as brought suit In 
the Superior Court against Cruze 
for 17,600. She claims she was In 
possession of vaJuable personal 
property she deposited In an • en- 
velope In a safety deposit box in the 
Bank of Italy and that when she 



Japk Laughlln, producer, vaude« 
vllle and cabaret acts, filed a vol- 
untary petition in bankruptcy in 
the United States District Court* 
itabnities Hated at 11.510.95. with 
asseta consisting of a |2,000 insur- 
ance policy and |150 in' personal 
effects, all declared exempt from 
creditors. Half of the amount ia 
due a number of costuming con- 
cerns, with the balance being owed 
to extras who were in bis employ. 

.The Colonial, San Diego, which 
housed the FrUz Fields Musical 
Comedy Co. for 104 consecutive 
weeks, cloaed last Saturday for tha 
summer. 



Lois Wilson, Paramount star, has 
gone to New York to work at tho 
Long Island studios. She may ap- 
pear in the next Paul Bern picture. 

OKLAHOMA CITY i 

By WILL|AM NOBLE ■' 

Mark M. Holstein has replaced 
Jack EUweU (resigned) as Metro- ' 
(3oldwyn branch ntftnager here. 

The M. P. T. O. of Oklahoma met 
here April 27 in state convention, 
with some Important matters eatis" ' 
factorily disposed of by the organi- 
zation. 



Southwest items have J. L. Poole 
et al. buying the Olympic. Weweka, 
Okla.; Royal theatre, Arkadelphia, 
Ark., remodeled and enlarged; N. B. 
Wood building new house, C^Uco 
Roclc, Ark; Isom Crutchfield ap- 
pointed manager Gem theatre, Wal« 
dron. Ark.; Alrdome theatre, Bee- 
ville, Tex., opens; likewise Cliff 
Queen theatre. Oak CUff, Tex.; Col- 
lins St Lloyd have leased the new 
theatre, Paragould, Ark., and Theo. 
Rouett, new First National booker^ 
Dallas. 



The Crem, Dumas, Ark., was de- 
stroyed by fire last week; damage, 
$25,000. 



Mrs. Lona Bell has opened a show 
for negroes In Masonic Hall (col- 
ored). Loneoke, Ark. ^ 



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BUFFALO 

By SIDNEY BURTON 

JM«ij*atic — "Second Mrs. Tanque- 
Iray." (Ethel Barrymare), SfcGarry 
iPlayera next. 

8hub«rt-Tech— Closed for season. 

Hipp— "Her Night of Romance." 

Loew'*— "Adventure." 

Lafayette — "Woman and add." 

Olympic— "Fifth Avenue Models." 

Oayety— "Hollywood Folliea." Co- 
lumbia. I 

Garden— "On the Gas.*' (Mutual). 

George Walker has been named 
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ry Carr. Walker entered the ser- 
vice of the Shea Amusement Com- 
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The Olympic, operated for several 
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of the theatres Included in thcT re- 
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Tonawanda and North Tonawanda 
picture interests will cojointly oper- 
ate the new film house In North 
Tonawanda. The management of 
the Delaware and Star (Tonawanda) 
and F. Zimmerman, who coDlrols 
North Tonawanda, have agreed to 
pool their Interests on the new place, 
with all four houses under a mutual 
booking arrangement. 



McOarry Flayers open their third 
summer season at the Majestic May 
11 with "In Lore With Love." 



• INDIANAPOLIS 

By VOLNEY B. FOWLER 

Murat— "For All of Us"; dArk, 
last half. 

Enolish's— "The Fool" (Berkell 
Players). 

Circle— Walter Hiers (personal 
appearance). 

Capitol — "Red Hot Mammas" 
(Lena Daley Burlesque stock). 



Owners of the building and op- 
erators of the Lyric theatre. Ft 
Wayne, Ind., were cited on con- 
tempt of court charges for alleged 
construction of a ticket booth In 
front of a stairway leading to the 
ofQces. 



NEW ORLEANS 

By O. M. SAMUEL 

St. Charles— "Meet the Wife" 
(Saenger Players). 

Strand — "Madame Sans Gene." 

Liberty— "My Son." 

Tudor — "Dick Turpln' (Tpm 
(Mix). ;., 



The cool snap of last week mad* 
its impression upon attendance at 
ail theatres. The Orpheum being 



mix FERDINANDO 

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THIS WEEK (MAY 4>, LOEWS STATE, NEW YORK 






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Copeclally favored. The returns 
' ere better than they have been in 
some time, but not near what they 
should be l.a order to make the the- 
atre profllable. The ahoyr was an 
improvement over the preceding 
one. 

Chick Sale headlined. Featured 
was Dave Ferguson. Alexander 
Bros, and Evelyn did splendidly, 
the heavyweight comic of the trio 
having three or four new ball-roll- 
ing feats to make the score unan- 
imous. Murray and Alan began 
neatly, halted midway and oaver 
did quite return to esteem. Perhaps 
It was the monotony of the droning 
song-method that wearied the lis- 
teners. They took three bows, but 
could not put two back. Waber and 
Rldnor proved pert and palatable 
dancers, whanging over their steps 
to the delight of the crowd. 

Reed and Termini received ap- 
plause honors. They stopped the 
show. Dave Ferguson and Co:, with 
the prettiest setting of tha year, 
ran along pleasantly in a playlet 
that might be termed platitudinous 
by the more estfaetically inclinad, 
but it has enough of the old-fash- 
ioned hokumised sentiment to reg- 
ister with the main wing of the av- 
erage audience. 

Chick Sale was going great guns 
almost throughout, but lost them In 
the last two minutes. A deal of his 
patter was new. this trip around. 
Alphonse Berg meant very little In 
the closing position. The dress- 
draping routine has lost Its novelty 
from the fact most of the projectors 
are still standing right where they 
began. 



Friday. She will return to Mantreal 
to reside. 



Spanish Fort, the sonth's largest 
summer park, has played to the 
poorest business in its history dur- 
ing the flrst two weeks of its sea- 
son. 



MONTREAL 

By R. CUSACK 

His Majesty's— "The Dumbells." 
Orpbaum — "Spring Cleaning." 
Kngllsh Stock. 

Picturea— Capitol. "The Lady" ; 
Strand, "Should a Doctor Telir"; 
Rialto, "Zeebnigge": Palace, "Rec- 
ompense": Regent, "The Dancers';; 
IClectra, "To Many Kisses"; Alex- 
andra. 'Lord Chumley"; Lord Nel- 
son, "East of Suex"; Belmont, "Zee- 
brugxe"; Mt. Royal, "Charley's 
Aunt"; Plaxa, "Dressmaker from 
Paris"; Paplneau, "Great Divide"; 
Midway, "Devil's Cargo"; St. Denis, 
"Isn't Life Wonderful?"; System, 
"Only Woman." 

Celia Houston, plenlst of the Capi- 
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The fifth anniversary <tT the Mon- 
treal Theatre Managers' Asaoclatioo 
was celebrated at a luncheon on 
Friday. Over 30 theatres were rep- 
resented. Following the lunch#on 
the annual meeting took place, the 
old officers being unanimously r«> 
elected as follows: President^ Geo. 
Nicholas, general manager of the 
United Amusement Corporation (re- 
turned for his aacond year); vice- 
president, Georga Rotsky, nuuiager 
of the Palace, also returned for his 



second term. George GarfleldL 
manager of the New Rialto, return^ 
ed for his fifth year as secretary- 
treasurer. He waa voted an increasa 
of salary which th|a office has tkr- 
rlad. Abble Wright, manager of 
the Princess; Harry Dahn. manager 
of the Ctipitol, and Frank H. Nor- 
man, manager of the Stanley, war* 
eleond directors. 






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OR. HENRY J. SCHIRESON, 
2«« SUta Lake Bldg.. 
Chicago, IlL 

Dear Dr. Scbircaon: — 

It glvaa me the greateat picaaura la tta« world., now that my 
rejuvenation ia entirely compl«t««. t« ba abla to Writ* mat teU you 
how wonderfully pleaaed I am with tba work you hara dona, and the 
marveloua reault you have achieved. 

When I came to Chicago, six months ago. I waa f«t. wrtnkfad 
and looking a million years old, Instead ot fifty, wkkb tottky 1 am 
proud to admit I found my aalf losing my grip on my audtenoa*, 
which was tarrihia, and loalng my grip on mysalf, irhieh waa woraa. 
My whola morale was crumbling. Managara w«r« refusing me 
booking*, because I was too fat and old looking, and I was beginning 
to lose heart. I fait like a pile of burnt out ashes. 

Today I weigh 150— my wrinkles have vanished — and my tb<«a 
china bava gone tha way of all good china, and I look not more than 
2S at the most 

Thanks to you and your Wonderful plastic work, I am rising with 
renewed hope to face the world again and take up my stage career 
looking as I looked in the days of the Coban shows, "Alma. Wbar« X>o 
rou Live." etc. < ] 

I am constantly meeting friends who abaolutely cannot raMlsa 
that I am the "Stylish -stout" they knew a few monChs ago. 

And the most wonderful thing about the whole rejuvenation ia 
that inwardly, I feel as young as I look. I am dancing, walking and 
And myaelf un«onacioualy doing thinga I have not dona for yaarg* so 
you see, you have made an entirely new woman of maw 

In this day and age, no woman need to grow old while you arc 
able to aid them. 

Please believe me, when I try to tell you. In my humble way. that 
I shall be grateful as long as I live, and recommend you to all mr 

friends. m ■>- 1. U ' 

Most sincerely. 




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^dnesday. May 6, 1925 



AN APPRECIATION 

FROM * 



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DDIE DOWLING 

To the Messrs. Shubert, the Press Throughout the Country, and the Players Who Have Supported Me for Three Years in 

•miY, IRENE AND MARF 



/ THANK YOU ALL 



ATLANTIC CITY 

By MORT EI8EMAN 

Apollo — "She Had to Know" 
(Gface George). 

VirairM*— "The Lady" (Aim). 

Colonial— "Her Nieht of Ro- 
aaance" (fllni). 

City Squaro — "The Goldfish" 
<Alm). 



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Capitol— "The Dark Svran" (film). 
Savoy — Vaudei-llle. 
Strand — "Cheaper to Marry" 
(film). 
Bijou- "The Turmoil" (film). 
Central— "Captain Blood" (film). 



Cafe Beaux Arts opens over each 
week-end with the "California 
Night Hawka" playing the music. 



The state and city hotel exposition 
has taken over the Steel Pier for 
a week. "Lucille" and French 
models are the big attraction. 



"Spike" Hamilton takes over the 
dance orciiestra work at the Million 
Dollar Pier this week, with his Dar- 
bary Coast band. 

The Hagenbeck- Wallace circus 
conies to town Saturday. 



KANSAS CITY 

By WILL R. HUGHES 

Shubert— "The Rivals." 

Orpheum — Vaudeville. 

Globe— Vaudeville. 

Pantages — Vaudeville. 

Mainstreet — "The Heart of a 
Siren" and \audevllle. 

Royal — 'Charlie's Aunt," picture, 
second weelt. 

Newman — "The Charmer." 

Liberty— "The Price of Pleasure," 
picture. 

(jiayety— "Some Wild Oats," pic- 
ture. 

Garden — "His Baby Is It," musical 
stock. 

Twelfth Street— Stock burlesque. 

The Orpliefiin closes Saturday. 
May 9, .ind will remain dark for the 
summer. 



The 12th Street, one of the oldest 
picture iiouses on the White Way, 
has turned to stock burlesque at 
popular price.s. 

Miller Brothei-.s' 101 Ranch Wild 
West ran Into the mud here Mon- 



day and Tuesday, but gave all four 
scheduled performances. The at- 
tendance Monday night was heavy, 
about 12,000, but there waa a slight 
falling oft the second night It 
rained all day and the lot was a 
mudhole. It was almost impossible 
to give a performance, but the pro- 
gram was run through with but few 
omissions. 



FT. WORTH, TEX. 

The Interstate's five vaudeville 
theatres in Texas will remain oi)en 
through the summer, the first time 
it has been tried. Five acts will 
make up the vaudeville program, 
with a feature picture as a side at- 
traction. 



The Rltz Players will open a sum- 
mer engagement at the Cycle Park 
theatre, Dallas, in June. 

Sam BuUman will direct the pro- 
ductions. Klock Ryder has left the 
Ritz Players to Join the Gene Lewis- 
Olga Worth Co. at Tulsa, Okla. 



Harry J. Gould, manager of the 
Hippodrome (pictures). Font Worth, 
was stopped by three men while on 
his way home at midnight and 
forced to return to the theatre and 
open the safe. The bandits ob- 
tained $500. 



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MILWAUKEE 

By H. M. ISRAEL 

Davidson — "The Show Off. 

Garrick — "The Shepherd 
Hills." 

Pabst — German .stock. 

Palace — Vaudeville. 

Miller— Vaudeville. 

Majestic— Vaudeville. 

Alhambra — Cantor Josef 
blatt, -The Way of a Girl" ( 

Wisconsin — "Madam Sans 

Merrill — "The Mansion of 
Hearts." 

Strand — "New Toys." 

Gayety — "Take a Chance" 
burlesque). 

Empress — "Ginger Girls" 
burlesque). 

Garden — "Recompense." 



of the 



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film). 
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Aching 



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closed for the season. Due to the 
success of "White Cargo," the sea- 
son at the Shubert Pitt has been 
extended. "White Cargo" is In its 
fourth and prot>ably final week. It 
will be followed by a one week's 
repeat engagement of "Apple Sauce" 
and then the legitimate neason In 
Pittsburgh win be closed. The Davis 
will run through the summer with 
Kelth-Albee vaudeville. Likewise, 
the Academy, Mutual burlesque 
house, promises to run all summer. 



ROCHESTER 

By H. D. SANDERSON 

Lyceum — "Sancho Panza" (Otis 
Skinner); "The Big Mogul," (Flske 
O'Hara) next. 
Gayety — "Abie's Irish Rose." 
Keith -Albee Temple— Vaudeville. 
Corinthian — "Morning Glories." 
Fay's — ^\''audevllle and "Fast Com- 
pany" (film). 

Victoria — Vaudeville and pictures. 
■ Eastman — "The Golden Bed." 
Regent— "The Last Laugh." 
Piccadilly — "One Year to Live." 



"Abie's" opening (Gayety) this 
week is closely watched by Roches- 
ter theatrical men who won't admit 
the show can stand more than a 
week or two at the most. The local 
record is two weeks. 



Lyceum Players open their new 
season May 11 at the Lyceum. The 
cast includes Louis Calhern, Eliza- 
beth Hines, Ann Andrews.. George 
Cukor, Walter Folmer, Katherlne 
Proctor. 



county Jail after a month's confine 
ment for failure to payallmony 
$1S a week, allowed his wife unde 
a divorce decree. Damon's allmonj 
has been reduced to $10 a week. 




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Fred S. Damon, local orchestra 
leader, has been released from the 



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Hilda Mack, with Barney Gerard's 
"Own Show" all season, is here for 
a summer season with For .& 
Krause's burlesque stock. 



Elizabeth Risdon. Players' Guild 
.star, has reported here for summer 
stock with the Davidson Co. The 
opener will be "The Best People." 

Margaret Rice, sponsor for Mil- 
waukee twilight muslcales, has 
Slgrid Onegin, contralto, booked to 
open season Oct. 26. 



Billy Grady, comedian, has re- 
joined Fox Sc Krause's burlesque 
unit No. t. 



PITTSBURGH 

By JACK A. SIMONS 

Shubert Pitt — "White Cargo" 
(fourth week). 

Davit — Keith vaudeville. 

Academy — "Charlestown Step- 
pers." 

Gayety — "Reld's Record Break- 
ers." 

Loew'a Aldine— "Seven Chances" 
(film). 
Grand— "Learning to Love" (film). 
Olympic — "The Crowded Hour" 

(film). 



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last week that the North Charles 
Street house would not be rebuilt. 
This would seem to heighten the 
possibility that the disused Academy 
will be reconditioned for use next 
season. 



CINCINNATI 

By MELVIN J. WAHL 

Shu bert— Dark. 

Cox— -'SmUlng Through." 

Grand— Dark. 

Palace— Vaudeville and "Lend Me 
Your Husband" (nim), 

Keith'*— Vaudeville. 

Photoplaye — Capitol, "The Charm- 
er"; Lyric, "Sally"; Walnut. "The 
Heart. of a Siren"; Strand, "Adven- 
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BALTIMORE 

By *T" 

With Ford's dark and the Lyceum 
burned the Auditorium had the local 
legit all to Itself last week. It took 
on Short's "Rit« Revue." the last 
of the seasoh's revues, and all things 
considered, got a good week out of 
it. For a few days it seemed des- 
tined to better the "Greenwich Fel- 
lies" figures but fell short of that 
by at least $2,000. The press Was 
enthusiastic, but with at least a h^lf 
dozen revues in ahead of it andi a 
date on the eve of the season ■ 
wind-up it was held down to a little 
better than $18,000. 

The Auditorium lays off this week 
pending the season's final week 
(according to present plans), wlt^ 
"Candida." This gives i o d s , a 
clear field for the long expected 
"Rain." which (aliso acccrOlng to 
present plans), riiiKS down the sea- 
son's curtain at that house. 



George Alison and Monroe Ows- 
ley, Stuart Walker Co., will be seen 
in their original roles In "The Goose 
Hangs High" when It plays the Cox 
theatre here. 



The Grand haa closed its regular 
season and will play a summer film 
policy. 



The local Keith theatre operates 
until June 1, making the longest 
Cincinnati vaudeville season on 
record. 



SEATTLE " 

By DAVE TREPP 

D. B. Gilbert, studio manager. In- 
dependent Pictures Corp., was in 
Seattle this week preparing for 
filming scenes of "The Test of Don- 
ald Norton." 



The Leavlt Carnival Co. opened in 
Seattle preparatory to a road tour. 



The Metropolitan, Seattle, dark 
for some ti^e, has some big road 
shows booked this month and next. 
Gallagher and Shean and Green- 
wich Village "Follies" are here May 
10,- 'The Show-OfI," May II; "The 
Passing Show," June 14; "&o This Is 
London" (Lawrence D'Orsay), June 
21. 



Harry Duffy wlrt play stock this 
coming summer at the Met. His 
players at the Alcazar. Oakland, 
have scored a big success. 



F C Schanberger. Sr., president 
of the Kernan Interests o*n«fs of 
the Lyceum, announce.1 definitely 



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Seattle expeces 1,000,000 visitors 
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ventions to be held here. The big- 
gest will be the Masonic conclave 
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nual .Sportsmen's show, the biggest 
of the kind in the world, will be 
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SAN DIEGO, CAL. 

By LON J. SMITH 

Spreckels — "Greenwich Vlllag«> 
Follies" (Gallagher and Shean). 

Savoy — "Ciwpy Ricks" (stock). 

Pantageei— Pop vaudeVille. 

Balboa— "The Spaniard" (film). 

Bnoadway — "Excuse Me." 

Mission — "Love's Wilderness." 
I Plaza — "A Vn-oadway Butterfly." 

Rialto— "yesterday's Wife." 



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Superb* — "Dangerous Innocence." 
Vista— "Oh. You Tony." 



Greenwich Village "Follies" (Gal- 
lagher and Shean) packed the 
Spreckels lust Tuesday and Wednes- 
day at $3.85 top. The house was 
practically sold out two days before 
the show got here. 



Fred Olson, former orchestra lead- 
er. Colonial, has replaced Cliff Web- 
ster at the Pantages. 



Roy Hughes and Co. shot scenes 
at Ramona's Marriage Place last 
week for "Cactus King," a feature 
Dim. 



A musical stock company may 
open soon at the Colonial. Frits 
Fields and "Rainbow Revue" played 
a two-year engagement at the house 
and closed recently after a change 
of show twice a week failed to bring 
business. ' 



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SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

JBy CHESTER B. BAHN 

Wietino — Frank Wilcox stock. 
B. F. Keith's— Vaudeville. 
Temple — Pop vaudeville, films. 
Strand — "Declasse." 
Empire — "The Last Laugh." 
Rebbins- Eckel — "The Top of the 
World" 
Savoy— "Through the Flames." 
Resent — "A Broadway Butterfly." 
Crescent — " Thief In Paradise." 
Rivoli— "The Trail Rider." 



Towns up-state are routed this 
summer by Ringling Brotbers-Bar- 
num A Bailey. 101 Ranch, John 
Robinson and Sparks circuses. 



The New York Players (stock) 
cldsed at the Little Theatre, Ithaca, 
Saturday after ten weeks. An- 
nouncement is made the Lyceum 
would have a permanent stock pol- 
icy in the fall. The Lyceum, the 
local legit theatre, has been with- 
out road attractions for months as 
the result of labor troubles with the 
musicians' union. 



Friday night. Bradna has managed 
the three annual indoor circuses 
staged by Tigris Temple. 

With a contract for next Masoiv 
Vladimir Shavitch, conductor, Syra* 
cuse Civic Symphony, and taia wifo^ 
Mme. Tina Lerner, concert planiste, 
left Syracuse late last WMk for 
New York, en route to Paris, where^ 
in June, Shevitch will serva aafuest 
conductor for the L'amorauz Or- 
chestra. 



Olivs.OHara has replaced a Vtf- 
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Fred Bradna, general director, 
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ley's Circus, made a special trip 
over the hot sands of Tigris Temple, 
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, here 



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•tber theatre but must vacate the 
Hudson Saturday. 

Two new shows are named iof 
iiext week— "Queen Mab" at thb 
Hudson and "Man o^ Devjil" at (ke 
^Broadhurat. The latter will have 
Lionel BarryiQore and Irene Fen'r 
wick, who are dn "Taps," which 
closes Saturday at the Broadhurat\ 
*?be Rat." now at the Colonial, wib 
mor* to the Astor. "White Coll^i," 
now at the Cort, will move. to thfe 
Harris. "The Witch Doctor," listed 
to close lant week, continues at the 
Beck under a change of manage- 
Bient. 



The "Greenwich Vinage Follies," 
at the Shubert, Newark, topped the 
subway circuit, but drew compara- 
tively llgrht business at |13,000{ 
"Second Mrs. Tanquerayi" at the 
Broad, Newark, about 18,600; 
"QuaranUnc," at Werba's, Brooke 
lyn, approximately f 8,000; "Simon 
Called Peter.' Majestic. Brooklyn, 
$7,600; "She Had to Know," Riviera, 
$7,000; "Lass o* Laughter." repro- 
duced for a week at the Montauk, 
Brooklyn, could not better $2,000. 
(Same attraction failed on Broad- 
way and was in the storehouse 
seven weeks.) 

Staking Premium Aflencies 

There are seven or more shows 
on Broadway this week that are re- 
sorting to rebating to the premium 
agencies on every ticket tnat Is sold 



for the attractions. In some cases 
the rebate Is as high as $1 on a 
$8.S0 box office price. The shows 
are those that haven't buys in the 
agencies but who hare their seats 
on sale as "regulars" and in trying 
to force the sale they are resorting 
to the "kick back" to the agencies, 
the latter In turn splitting with the 
counter men on each of the tickets 
they sell so that the men likewise 
have an Incentive to push certain 
shows. 

Oife of the agency executives 
stated that there were eight shows 
that were kicking back into his of- 
fice but when asked, to name them 
refused to do bo. Another, however, 
was outspoken and said that the 
shows rebating were "The Pour 
Flusher," "O NlghUngUle," "Taps," 
"Hell's Bella." "The Rat." "Princess 
Ida" an<l "Mlsmates." 

This week there are* 27 shoigrs In 
the cut rates as against 19 listed 
as buys with five of the latter run- 
ning out at the end of this week 
with little likelihood of renewal on 
any of them. After having been 
underway for a we^, "Aloma of 
The South Seas" became listed in 
the "buys." the brokers taking 200 
a night with a 26 per cent return 
permitted. That looks as though 
the piece had ct.ught on where it 
was least expected to for It wasn't 
figured particularly strong with the 
type of patronage that frequents the 
agencies. 

The buys listed are "The Four 
Flusher" (Apollo); "The Harem" 
(Belasco); "White Collars" (Cort): 
"Louie The 14tn" (Cosmopoliun); 
"The Fall Guy" (Eltlnge); "The 
Dove" (Empire); "The Mikado" 



(44th St:); "Is Zat So?" (46th St.); 
"TeU Me More" (Gaiety) ; "Love For 
Love" (Greenwich Village); "Rose- 
Marie" (Imperial); "The Student 
Prince" (Jolson's); "LadV, Be 
Good" (Liberty); "Mercenary Marj'" 
(Longacre) ; "Ladles of the Eve- 
ning" (Lyceifm); "Aloma of the 
South Seas" (Lyric); "Music Box 
Revue" (Music Box); "Follies" 
(New Amsterdam); "Sky High" 
(Winter Garden). 

Those buys running out at the 
end., of this week are "The Four- 
Flueher," "The Mikado." "Tell Me 
More," "Love For Love" anc) "Mer- 
cenary Mary." The latter la the 
only one that has any posslblUty 
of renewal with Charle Harris on 
the Job to fight for it. 

Cut Rates Overloaded 
The 27 shows listed in the cut 
rates were counted on Monday eve- 
ning with the chances being that 
others would be added before the 
week was out. It Is getting so that 
the bargain hunting public has also 
begun to Shop with the result that 
some of the houses are also staking 
the counter boys here to push their 
stuff. In the cut rates it isn't done 
on the per ticket basis but a cer- 
tain set figure Is banded over 
weekly to be split among the boys. 
This week's bargains included 
"The Pour- Flusher"' (Apollo); "Q 
NlK tlngale (Astor); ^'Mrs, Part* 
ridge Presents" (Belmont); "Night 
Hawk" (BlJou); "Taps" ( Broad - 
hurst); "Desire Under the Elms" 
(Carroll); "Artists and Models" 
(Casino); "The Love Song" 
«3«ntury); "Hell's Bells" (Cohan's); 
"The Rat" (Colonial); "White Col- 
lars'* (Cort); "The Dunce Boy" 



(Daly's): "Dancing Mothers" (EI 
llott); "The Wild Duck" (48th St.) 
"The Guardsman" (Garrlck) 
"Topsy and Eva" (Harris); "'Phi 
Back Slapper" (Hudson); "Chi 
Rose" (Knickerbocker) ; "PI 
(Little); "Mercenary Mary" (Long 
acre); "Aloma of the South Seas' 
(Lyric); "The Show-Off" (Play 
house); "The Gorilla" (Selwyn) 
"Princess Ida" (Shubert); "Mis 
mates" (Times Square); "My Girl' 
(Vanderbilt), and "Sky High' 
(Winter Garden). 



SHOWS IN CHI 

(Continued from page 27) 

estimates. WIU stick until ika,y |1 
when "Artists and Models" (t\f 
edition) will take house for summer 

"Rose M«rie" (Woods, 18th week) 
Drew scare in grosses of week ag( 
Sunday and following two night 
but came back without denting hlgl 
gross very much. Advance sale stil 
credited enormous, assuring manf 
more weeks for high grosi 
Checked around y26,000. 

"!• Zat So?" (Adelphl, llth weekj 
Gone all to pieces here, making 
mystery "why" considering pull « 
Broadway. "This house Just goes 
many weeks with sure-fire hit ahi 
then flops. Hardly over $8,000 lasti 

nrAAlr • 

"The Green Hat" (Selwyn, « 
week). Midweek matinee, alwi 
popular at this house, has sett 
for 'twas turn away last wl 
which, with other Increases, broni 
the wallop hit gross up aroi 
$'18,500. Great money for a hi 
mu.^lcal here. 

"Milgrim's Progress" (Col 
Grand, 4th, final week). Never 
real money, many night grosses 
low $500. Cut-rates didn't hel 
Little Interest with final gross h 
Ing for $6,000. 

"Cobra" (Princess. 7th wi 
Hasn't hit pace some of atmosphei 
of early weeks Indicated. Probata! 
making profit but not enough to 
sure sticking very long. Fig 
$8,000 gross. 

"The Bat" (Central, 7th week 
Another Week to go which, of cou 
will haVi cut-rate brigade worl 
over-time. Doubtful if there 
been losing week aefe regardless 
apparently tmall grosses. Cl< 
at all times by Carl Barrett to 0T« 
come obstacles. Around $^6,000. 

"Spooks" (PUyhouse. 4th week) 
Here's . one, thanks to cut-rat 
saved those concern^ from com 
plete loss with exit of "Shipwrecked 
and "Milgrim's Progress." Houi 
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REVIEWS 

CContinued from page 479 
cted by Ralph Ince. Moreover, 
cast is very capable, with Clive 
jok. Buster Oolller and Mary 
•tor taking the acting hqnors as 
lier, son and sweetheart, respect- 
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rough stuff he's there. Buck is no 
novice in a western, and many of 
his stories "have been duds as far as 
continuity is concerned; yet this 
one does pretty well in keeping the 
tension running dramatically high 
in its meller way. 

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A good picture of its type. 

BROOKLYN. N. Y. 

By ARTHUR J. BU8CH 

"Simon Called Peter" had fair 
business at the Majestic last week, 
"Greenwifh Village Follies' cur- 
rent. 



After a moderate week with 
"Quarantine," Werba's, Brooklyn, 
has Ed Wynn in "The Grab Bag" 
this week (May 4). 

Teller's Shubert opened a new 
play called "Night" this week after 
a week with "High Stakes." 



The Montauk, suffering under 
some kind of bad spell, has pro- 
duced business enough to discourage 
any further chances this season. 
After a bad week with- "Great 
Scott!" the house closed, not to re- 
open until next season. 

Stock in Brooklyn, whore stock 
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fairly well. The song and dance at 
the Fifth Avenue theatre, once th^ 
home ef the Blaney Players, haA 
been different The Carroll Play- 
ers the early part of the seaso^ 
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the management of Gabriel Laskin, 
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ducer, with a burlesque show called 
"The Syncopated Steppers," fea- 
turing Pete Pape and Bud Morgan, 
black face comics, and a company 
of 35. Laskin has the lease of the 
theatre for eight years. 

Arrangements are going ahead 
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dorff, musical director, for the in- 
auguration of a special season of 
comic opera at the Auditorium this 
summer. Steindorff in the past 
has been associated intermittently 
with Ferris Hartman, but will pro- 
duce on his own this year, 

George Ebey, managing director 
of the Kulton, is due to return from 
New York this week. He has been 
looking over the season's plays 
making mental choices on next sea- 
son's -fto^V presentations. 

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Shubert-Jefferaon^">Abie'8 Irish 
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Empraaa — "Tthe 18th Chair." 
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Orphaunn— Vaude. 
RIalto— Vaude. pictures. • • 
Grand Opera House— Vaude, pic- 
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Liberty Music Hall— Stock bur- 
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Delmonte— "The Silent Pal." 
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Royal Alexandra — Dark; "Ob, 
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Uptown— "Lightnin'" (stock). 

Shea's— Keith vaudeville. 

Loew's— Vaude, "The Way of a 
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PanUgea— Vaude, "Learning to 
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Hippodrome — "Sackcloth and 
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the way to New York. 

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dance orchestra plays Pantages by 
popular demand for the fourth lime 

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Captain Plunkett's Dumb-bell's 
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engagement at the Koyal Alexandra 

May 11. ^. 

R. K. ara,luim (Toronto '"Star") 
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Belaeco — Ruth Chatterton In 
"Women and Ladies." Next. "The 
Fall of Eve." 

National — "The Family Upstairs." 
Next, "The Nervoua Wreck" 
(stock). 

Pali's — Hazzard Short'a "Ritz 
Revue." Next, Fay Bainter In 
"The Dream Girl." 

President— "White Cargo." Neit, 
not announced. 

Auditorium — Concerts and two 
oonvantiona. 

Colun<bia->"Zander the Great" 
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Metropolitan— "Sally " (film). 

Palace— "New Lives for Old" 
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Rialte— "Head 'Winds" (fllm). 

Qayaty— "Qo. To It" (Columbia 
burlesque). 

Mutual — "Merrymakers" (Mutual 
burlesque). 



Summer is near. The indicators 
being the advent of Johnny J. Jonea 
show to a good ten days' buslnosa 
with Miller Bros. 101 Ranch and 
Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bai- 
ley on the way. 

John J. PayetteBassistant general 
manager for Han^ Crandall, is now 
at home after a siege in the hospital 
that included a double operation. 



Ann Suter is home for the week, 
being on the bill at the new Earle. 
Miss Suter is the daughter of a 
prominent physician here. 

Glen E^cho, Washington's summer 
park gets started oa the l<th« 

There Is "talk" of a musl<rat stock 
for Poll's this summer. D«T Wolf 
Hopper did so well during tke last 
hot siege that someone else 1^ ready 
to take a try at It. 



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NEW YORK Cmr, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1925 



56 PAGES 



RAND NEW CONEY ISLAND 



m PLAY PLAGUE ON BlAY; 
NIOflBS NAY YET BOO 




(▼ailabltt Theatre Inoreate Pi^rtiiilly Responsible — 
Draron GroMet HM Up Bettor Than Musicals 
Last W«ek . 



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BANKERS IN MAD. SQ. GARDEN; 
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plasue of bad plays to (Ming 
sted on Broadwar- The in- 
of bad boys dates from the ai- 
tmpt to foist an out and out tur- 
By, "Bringing Up Fath-jr" upon 
Ip^ uMLln stem. As the aeaxon nsars 
mi end the oSterlngs seem to grow 
ivorse. 

First nighters are becoming sur- 

•ited with the auality lately, some 

being comiparable to the low- 

It grade of home-made bcctleg 

(Continued on page 49) 



iARNSTORMING 
CONDEMNED BY 
A. M. P. P. 



tecent Tour of ''Holly- 
wooders** Brings About 
Resolution 



Los Angeles, May 12. 
^Mo far as th^ Association of Mo- 
Plcture Producers. Inc., Is 
cemed, persons who want to 
ke picture actors or persons rep- 
•ntlng themselves to be such on 
Qstorming tours and personal 
earances in picture houses are 
boo. The association was In- 
Bsed at a recent barnstorming 
lltlon whlch^ left Hollj-wood 
eral months ago, promoted by 
ry De\-aux and Harry Tlghe. 
, lis expedition went on the rocks 
^.lowa and was Anally reasAembled 
(Continued on page 13) 



Mrs. Reid Directing 

L,os Angeles. May IJ. 
Mrs. Wallace Reid will shortly 
tin the production of a series of 
Btores at the Orossmont Studltfs 
San Diego. It is not her inten- 
»n to act In the flrsl of the series. 
«t to l>e the co-director as well as 
>vldlng the supervision over the 
lory. • ' 

J^rs. Reid la to be backed by San 
" fo raplttil. She has not selected 
title for the first story whleh 
to go into production about 
FMne 1. 



$32S,(I0(^T. LOUIS 
PAYING FOR 

miRAcyr 

Opening Xmas Eve (or 4 
Weeks — Civic Com- 
mittee's Guarantee 



St. Louis, May i:. 
St. Louis Is going to see "The 
Miracle" *an " pay f ^r the privilege 
through a civic guiirantee in writ- 
ing to Morris Gest of |32S,00« for 

the four weelu' term of the spec- 
tacle at the Coliseum, opening next 
Christmas Bve. Mr. best is ex- 
pected here this week to complete 
the arrangements. They have been 
pending for about three weeks. 

Former Mayor Kiel is chairman 
of the local committee. 

The Coliseum will seat around 
9,000 after altered for "The Mir- 
acle" setting. 



SCOTCH GOING Ur-$90 



A prediction of 190 a case (12 
bottles) for Scotch whisky before 
the summer arrives is the prediction 
by New York bootleggers. 

Handlers of contraband liquor for 
the past week tuive been advising 
"clienU" to buy at current quota- 
tions. These have been around 950 
a case for Scotch, with the price 
varyfaig. but Jumping about |S last 
week. 

Delayed deliveries, as previously 
reported In Variety, are the princi- 
ple cause for the high price alarm. 
Bootleggers do not ascribe it alto- 
gether to the recent publicity of the 
enveloping measures taken by the 
revenue cutters ngniniit the pow of 
nttn shlpi) on the line down the buy. 

It Is the decreased delivery f>f booze 
in ^'cw York over a period of a 
couple of months that the lx>otleg- 
ging gentry claim is going to send 
up the figure, with the approachhig 
warm weather and a more brink de- 
mand for Scotch. 



New Hotels Under Way- 
One of 16 Stories — An- 
other on Boardwalk Site 
— Office Buildings and 
Theatres Coins Up — Mil- 
lions Attracted hy Board- 
walk Poinr Most for 
Coney— ^S«rf Are. Retains 
Muck of Former Atmos- 
phore. However, at Pres- 
ent — Land Values High 



John Ringling and Tex Richard at Odds Over Ap- 
proval Increase by Latter During Former's 
AbfMice in Florida 



MANY 



MILLIONAIRES 



Coney Island is undergoing a re- 
habilitation process in accord with 
the plan of the Coney Island Cham- 
ber of Commerce to convert Coney 
into an all-year-round resort rather 
than a summer playgound. Opposi- 
tion to Atlantic Cltv aa a national 
(Continued on page 43) 



RfllNELAffieS 

MAY SETTLE 

FOR SON 



Colored Agent's Picture 

Offer Refused by 

Wife 



EAltL SANDE IN ACT 



Jockey to Be Starred in 'Hlie Tu- 
turity Winner," by Wm. Merrie 



Earl Sande, the star Jockey, will 
t>e starred in vaudeville after the 
current racing season by William 
Morris In a revival of "The Fu- 
turity Winner." 

Sande recently returned to the 
saddle following his injury at Sar- 
atoga last summer. His return has 
been signallized while doing free 
lance riding by repeated sensa- 
tional flrsts. 

"The Futurity Winner" was an 
early production sketch in vaude- 
ville, produced and played by the 
late Taylor Granville. 



More Coupons 

For Business 



Theatricals Is not the only 
trade yearning for business. 

Thiji Saturday the United 
Cigar Stores has vent out an 
order advising branches to 
givp 12 coupons tt\at day for 
ever>' dollar sale. It is an In- 
crea.ie of two coupons per 
dollar. 

Cniied Cau(on« are valued 
at 1*^0. cash, each. 



Through Billy Pierce, colored 
twoking agent, an offer to Mrs. Alice 
Jones Rhinelander, wife of the 
young millionaire, Kiy Rhinelan- 
der, to star in a serires of two- 
reeled pictures, has been refused. 
Pierce, in telephonic communication, 
was informed that she was not in a 
position to accept any stage or screen 
offers and tiiat she would do nothing 
to involve the Rhinelander name In 
any notoriety which her husband's 
family mi|^t construe aa "undesir- 
able." 

It is the general belief that Mrs. 
Rhinelander will Jiave her case set- 
tled with the rich New Yorker oat 
of court and that the Rhlnelanders 
will make a financial arrangement 
whereby she will receive from |3M,- 
(KK) to $500,006. 

In the settlement It Is likely the 
Rhlnelanders will Insist that the 
young woman mast not appear on 
screen or stage. 

It la understood that MrS. Rhine- 
lander is deeply in love with her 
husband and that he still has a pas- 
sionate regard for her. but that fam- 
ily pressure fs too strong for him to 
attempt to live with her. She Is at 
present living in seclusion on Long 
Island, although. in constant touch 
with her attorney. 

The proposed ^ pictures for Mrs. 
Rhinelander were to have t>een of a 
high-class nature.' with tlie acenarto 
and story to have t>een provided by 
Capt. Leslie T. Peacocke (white). 

it would have been an nil-colored 
en.«it, with Mrs. Rhinelander having 
the principal feminine role. 

Tlie efTeita Of Pierce to algn Mrs. 
tthinolander reealls an advertis- 
ing stunt some meelcs ago In the 
Aarlem section when Oscaf Micbauz 
(colored) booked an old picture he 
made some years ago, "The House 
(Continued on pnge 18) 



John Rhiglfng and Tex Ric!card 
have created a chilly barrier be- 
tween them throtigh Tex having ap- 
proved in New Yortc during Joha's 
absence In Florida a second set of 
elaborated slMe by Tboa. W. Lamb 
for the new Madlten Square Oar- 
den that will entail an additional 
cost for conduction of $400,000, U 
the '.lew set Is ftoaliy accepted. 

Mr. RingUng'ls said to hare in- 
foi'nied Mr. Klck(^ In person when 
(Continued on page 1$) 



OFFER LANGDON 
CONTRAaFOR 

SIJOOM 



Three Full Length Come- 
dies a Year for 3 Years 
at Sliding Scale 



Los Angeles, May IS. 

Harry Langdon has been offered 
a producer's contract that will net 
him $460,eo« for the first year of 
a three-year contract, with the flmd 
year paying $750,000. 

Though overtures have l>een 
been made by outside producers, 
Langdon does not contemplate en- 
tering into any basiness arrange- 
ments until the latter part of June 
or early in July. He feela that suffl- 
clent time should l>e allowed Mack 
Sennett to meet any proposition 
that la offered with Bennett being 
given first call In that event. 

Langdon does not want to enter 
any proposition where a percentage 
is Involvedl He feels that a deal 
of that sort Is too complicated, and 
an outright figure for his services 
will be more acceptable. The three - 
rear contract offend him provides 
^Continued on page 47) 




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London. May 1. 
The uau^l annual affair of play- 
ing "Hamlet" In Its entirety baa 
happened again at the Old Vic. T))« 
performanoe lasted from 1 o'clock to 
•, and all the lines of the Prince of 
IHiunark were apoken by Krnftat 
Ifllton. 



One-act plays have still » pur- 
pose. At the Haymarket "Xriadne" 
Is preceded by "The Three Roffues," 
and at the Ambassadors "The Torch 
Bearers" is to have a revival of 
Harold Chapin's "The Dumb and the 
Blind" as a curtain raiser. 



liie next Phoenix Society revival 
is "The>Orpkan,"-a turgid oM>tr«t- 
edy by Thomas Otway. 



An exhibition of theatrical cari- 
catures is being held at the Alpine 
crub Galleries. These are the work 
of «k Scandinavian artist, Nerman, 
and most have appeared in the pages 
of the "Tattler." 



"Peter Ibbetson." Constance Collier, 
who played hi the previous Lbndon 
productions of "Peter." will b* aa- 
aociated with him If the vcMtui-e 
materlajlxev. ,i t... . 

Ekina Best is leaving the cast of 
"Spring Cleaning" to Join Coward's 
"Fallen Angels ' at the Globe. 

The dew Wells and Henson mu- 
sical comedy, "The Wishing Well. " 
will not follow "The Street Singer" 
when the latter piece finishes at 
the Lyric. It is unlikely the new 
show, which has Just finished a 10 
weeks' provincial run, will be seen 
in London. ' "' i 



There is every possibility God- 
frey Tearle will shortly produce 
"Hamlet" for a West End rija., He 
will give one special performance 
of the tragedy for charity' neft 
month. i 



Caryl Wilbur, light comedian, has 
been awarded a Judgment for $7,- 
5P0 against the Southern R^ailway 
Compiiny of England for damages 
sustained in stepping from a train 
which resulted in a fractured leg. 

Judgment for the aforesaid sum 
was entered but an appeal was 
taken pending which the Railway 
company must pay Wilbur |3S a 
weeki . .-,.> ."• t 



"Overtvure," Sutton Vane's latest 
"play hlkViiig flopped at th« Every- 
man, will not be seen in the W<&st 
End as 'was originally Intended. 

John Barrymore la expected to 
return to London In the fall. There 
Ui « possibility the play wiU b« 



Frank Stayton's latest show !s 
'Jau Marriage." opening out' of 
town this month under the man- 
agement of Martin Sabine and v. 
Aubrey Smith. , > ■ ] 

"Crooked ' Friday," by Monckton 
Hoffe, will probably be seen ij towin 
this spring. Dennis Neilson-T«ri^ 
and Mary Glynne are at present ax- 
hibiting tl)e play in provincial eltjtok. 







JPLAYiS IN WRLIN 



k?ssi 



At Cardiir, Lyh Harding 
ting on "Ordehl." adapted by 
Collins from his own story of the 
sea. This piece -Is sh<7rtly expectefl 
In London shortly. 



After "Peltane Night" "the '<^' 
theatre will put on "Magic Houray'* 
by Howard Peacey, a play qf 
(Co^^iniied on page 11) 



AUSTRALIA 



Sydney. April M. 

The EUiSter aeason Is getting well 
Into iti^ stride, with all theatres go- 
ing capacity owing to the large in- 
flux of visitors to the city. 

"Kid Boots" opened last week and 
should be an easy winner among the 
new musicals. Josie Melville 1b 
featured and scored. George Gee 
scored the laughing honors, while a 
splendid cast includes Field Fisher, 
Gaston Mervale, Flole Allen. George 
Volliare and a very nippy ballet. 
George Highland produced. 



"The Ten Commandments" at 
Prince Edward continues to play to 
' capacity. It is in its sixth month. 

"Wlldflower" is still at the Royal 
' whence it was taken to Her Maj- 
esty's and then transferred back 
to its original home. The show will 
pull big buiiinesB during the holi- 
days ^d will then be taken off to 
make way for the revival of "Maid 
of the Mountains." 



Duo, Dmarita, Al Clarke, Broni, 
Miss Doria and Bett's seals and 
monkeys. The clowns are weak. 



Dion Boucicault and Irene Van- 
brugh are finishing a great run;/:of 
revivals at the Criterion for Wll- 
liamson-Tait.-' ' This couple has 
drawn the elite of Sydney and 
cleaned np during their season herct 
No better acting has been seen, on 
an Australian stage than as pre- 
sented by these ^gliah artistk and 
their companies. 



MELBOURNE 

"Primrose'* opens at His Majesty's 
this week, with Maude Fane and Al- 

(Continued on page 11) 



Am glad last Monday -for Gus Sun 
in over. Never scared like that 
before, but Qua said: "Van, you will 
be the talk of the town for months." 

At Gus' home we made up, and 
I ^Ore a clettn <iollar, for they have 
» dandy laundrji in Springfield. 

FRANK VAN HOVEN 

OirMtion EDW. 8. KELLER 

P. 8. — The above billing la the 
same'billing that I didn't get yeftrs 
ago for Gus Sun. 



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' Berlin. April 3«. 
Tausand iuaaas Balnelitan 

"One Thousand Pretty Legs'! is 
the latest operetta by Walter 
Bromme, libretto by Okonkowaki 
and Steinberg, produced at the 
Metropol theatre. The book !• a 
fombination of everything seen on 
the Berlin operetta t atage for the 
pKit three years. 

The heroin* ia a counteas out 
of work who takea a poaitlon aa 
mai^nequin in a mode aalon and in 
the last act a rich auitor from 
America app«ara on the scene. 
'Nuf aald. 

America, too, came in for her 
Innlnga through the idea of moth 
balla being subatituted for bonbona. 

The music ia too pretentious but 
dpes not annoy very much; the pr(^- 
diiction and. caat are topnotcb. t<ea 
SeidI, Ida Perry, Hilde Woerner, 
Eduard Llchten-stein and Siegfried 
Ahio are deserving of special men- 
Uon. 

The show looks good for tlie 
summer run planned fpir it. 



Stage Struck at 77 



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L*ilid6fc. Mat t: 
Stageltis Is generally a dis- 
ease nf youth and #ith matur- 
ity the dahgef of becoming 
"stage struck" vanishes. 
Michael Mufvaney. however, is 
the' great exception, and' he 
holds a record which will prob- 
ably never be broken. At the 
age of 77 Michael has made 
his debut, appearing aa a wait- 
er In the vaudeville act, O'Han- 
lon and Zambunl. 

For yeara Mulvaney waa 
wen ' known as the unoflflclal 
guide of blinded aoldlers at- 
tending entertainments and 
service men gave him a big re- 
ception on his 4rst appearance 
in the act. ,; v, ^ i ■ n j- 



"On Our Selection," comedy ot 
Australian life, was revived at the 
Palace last week. The show Is in 
for the holidays and should draw. 
Bailey and Grant make the presen- 
tation. . u • . . . 



Business is very good at Fullers, 
where the George Wallace revues 
are playing. The one fault is that 
the ballet has been taken out. 

George Edwards and Mollie 
Hughes, skit, over nicely; Roy Gen-> 
nett pleased: Pic and Alf over; We^ 
Georgie Wallace caught on; Lijy 
DenviUe pleased; Maude Courtney 
and Mr. C, went well. 



Business is capacity at the Tivoll, 
with one of beat billa staged here. 
Long Tack Sam is the attraction. 
Tom Clare^ piano, failed to hold at- 
tention; Charlton, magician, pleased; 
fireballs scored: Kay, Hamlin and 
Kay, acrobatic, big hit; Tom Moore, 
songs, passed: Duncan and Godfrey, 
songs and talk, over. 



Fuller-Ward have a nucces.<; with 
"Tangerine" at the Grand Opera 
House, although the show is rather 
weak in comedy. Mark Daly does 
his best with poor material. West- 
ley Pierce's best bet is his dancing. 
Cast Includes Mamie Watson, Ley- 
land Hodgson, Ireland Cutter, Hazel 
Harris. Lou Vernon and May Beat- 
ing. Produced by Harry Hall. 



Wirth's Circus came to town for 
Its annual season, with most of the 
former acts retained. Show in- 
cludes Cavill's Water Circus, Torel- 
II's Circus, performing elephants 
Honey Family, Muldoon, Carmellia 



ACTOR-PEER MARRIES 



Lord Lyveden (Percy Vernon) Weds 
Lynda Martell 



London. May 3. 

Lord Lyveden, generally known 
as Percy Vernon, although occa- 
sionally billed with title comp]ete> 
was married April 25 to Lynda Mar- 
tell, popular principal "boy" in 
pantomime. . ITie ceremony took 
place at a suburban registry ofllce 
and was hung up for some time ow- 
ing to the br|de having forgotten an 
official copy of the decree nisi dis- 
solving a previous marriage. 

Lyveden is one of the few peers 
who have genuinely adopted the 
stage as a means of livelihood. Be- 
fore becoming an actor Lyveden 
had a strenuous career as a private 
soldier, a seaman before the mast, 
a hand on a fishing boat, a ship's 
steward, a waiter and a theatrical 
manager. He appeared not very 
long ago in his own sketch at the 
Victoria Palace. He Is 68 years old. 



AMEBICAHS ABROAD 

Paris, May 12. 
In Paris last week: Samuel Dus- 
kln, violinist; Marion Ford, to. Join 
the Casino de Paris revue r Tex 
MacLeod; Mrs. Gilbert Miller; Mrs. 
Jesse Lasky; Mrs. Robert Garden, 
mother of Mary Garden; George 
H. Putnam, publisher; Jetson 
Ryder, baritone; Qulnn Martin, 
critic; Florence Walton and Leon 
Leltrim; Eunice H. Avery, lecturer; 
Frederick MacKenzie. Chicago 
"Daily News"; Roland Young; 
Arthur Train, author. 




ge from Shore or Ship will guarantee a Room at 

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FORMER TOAST OF 
LONDON," SUICIDE 

Addie Conyers,62, Jumps from 
Hotel Window — Despon- 
dency Over Cancer, Cause 



' ' London. April 28. 

Addle Conyers, 62, and one fa- 
mous Gaiety favorite, committed 
suicide by throwing herself from a 
window of the Vanderbilt Hotel in 
the Kensington district. April 24. At 
the Inquest it was ascertained she 
had suffered frona cancer for some 
time, had undergone one operation, 
but had kept the knowledge from 
friends. Fear of a second operation 
was accountable for her act. 
'Miss Conyers was one of the 
"toasts" of London nearly a quarter 
of a century ago. She followed May 
Yohe In the title role of "Little 
Christopher Columbus' at the Lyric 
in 1893. She also played in Amer- 
ica. South Africa, and Australia, 
where she ranked as a burlesque 
actress next to Kate Vaughan and 
Nellie Farren. 

At the inquest a verdict of "aul- 
cide while temporarily of unaound 
mind." was recorded. 



'Tightin' Through" 

Coining Out 

Nellie Revell's latest book, "Fight- 
in* Through" win be on sale May 
22. 

Published by Doran, it Is priced 
at S1.50. 



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75 Over 100,000 

Washington, May 12. 

Within the next week the Bu- 
reau of the Census will issue their 
estimated figures on the popula- 
tion of the cities above the 100,000 
inhabitants mark. 

The list, it is understood, num- 
bers approximately 75 cities that 
now come within the "big city" 
clasfiificatlon. scattered In about 
32 6f the States. According to ad- 
v.irice information on these figures 
12 of the cities are In the MV.OO^ 
or kbove class with three well up 
In the millions. 

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The Dover Road 

Thia play, undoubtedly the most 
auccessful which Milne has written, 
couM not find a Berlin stage In 
riak its production and had to make 
its firat. German appearance at the 
Schauspielbaua in Dresden. It ap- 
pear3 to have had a good reception 
and aeems In for a moderate rtm. 

Cast includes Lothar Mehniert, 
Alfred Meyer, Alexander Wlrth. 
Alice Varden and Jenny Schaffers. 



This operetta, by Jean GIHxirt, 
composer of "The Lady in Erminer" 
was produced at the Theatre in der 
Kommandantenstrasse, an out-of- 



the- way hduse. which ^peaka 
umes. Th* score is not beyonJi 
average. ' 

The -book, by Kastner .md 
ler, presents no difficulties, n 
cerns a hero who impersoi 
servant t« b« near the girl 
and a heroine who takes t 
of a nude dancer who is \\i 
production is much better 
usually seen in the neighbor 
Frits Schttte and Uachi Elleot' 
auperlor In the leads. 

It will undoubtedly amuaa 
locality for some time. 



Outward Bound 
Sutton Vane's play has m«4t 
fair success at the Tribuene. 
critical reception was favoi. 
and it will probably fill out a 
of four to six weeks in this 
mate theatre of 500 seats. < 

The production, on the p\ 
was not inferior to that ii 
York but Individual rolev 
even better played. Ilka Q 
and Wllhelm Dieterle were 
did. Konrad Veidt did not 
Alfred Lunt as the wastr 
Lucie Hoeflich was stagey 
charwoman. 

Better than most Germ4n'''|ii» 
ductions of £nglish plays. ''v* 

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The Bpomirang , p(^{ 
The fate oX this excellent cox 
by WinqhelJ , Smith and V.. 
Mapes is typipal of the way Aiijti 
can plays ai'e being receiv^^ 
Germany -and of the neceasltyl' 
making propaganda for them, 'i 

About 10 yeard after the M« 

York premiere it makes its first,^ 

pearance in Schwerln, a small Jd— 

vinclal town of a few thousand^ 

(Continued, on page 9) '."; 



SOUTH AFRICA 



Cape Town. April 10. ' 
fjxcesaive heat waves have af- 
fected indoor amusements. How- 
ever, summer is now on the wane 
and cooler nights are making It pos- 
sible to visit shows. 

The Opera house is dark, but re- 
opens April 21 with Iris Hoey and 
Co. under direction of African Ther 
atres. Ltd. The opening play is 
"Clothes and the Woman" and sup- 
porting members are ,Cyril Ray- 
mond, Campbell Gutlau, Rex O'Malr 
ley, Earle Grey. Walter Bk-pdie, 
Elizabeth Dewey, Margaret Riddick, 
Lucy Sibley, Joan Rees, Florence 
Radcliffe and Leslie L^urier. 



The Tivoll week of March 25 put 
over a bio-vaudeville bill. The 
change from full vaudeville to bio- 
vaudeville and ,vice versa ia not apr 
predated, but Beryl Beresford got 
the crowd coming. Her partner ia 
Leslie Hinton. Florence Rex, come- 
dienne, well appreciated; Jeai^ and 
Tony, sketch, poor material; "The 
Three Ages." Buster Keaton; a 
Hodge Podge interest, African Mlr-f 
ror and Pathe Gazette fill In the pic- 
ture section. • 

Week of April 1. Full vaudeville 
program. Beryl Beresford, hit; Har- 
rison and Hall, dancers, over; Syd- 
ney and Adelaide, comedy act, 
amused; Les Augustlnes, l>arrel 
Jumping, clever; Ross, Barker and 
McLennan, singing, good; Mario De 
Pietro, mandolin, assisted by Joan 
Revel, singer, effective! Van Cello, 
rlsley, good. 

Week of April 8. Bill headed by 
Maidie Scott, good; Grant and Fa- 
ber, aonga and dancing, fair; Irene 
Ford, comedienne, pleased; Sydney 
and Adelaide, Ross, Barker and Mc- 
Lennan, Mario De Pietro, assisted 
by Joan Revel; Lea Augustlnes. 

Week of April 15. Rujiert Hazell 
Co., musical act; Astor ond Astoria, 
Juggling and dancing; Keeley and 
Aldons; Marie Lawton, vocalist and 
harpist. 



A case of interest to variety ar- 
tists was recently heard in the civil 
court. Cape Town, when Brull and 
Hemsley sued African Theatres. 
Ltd.. for about $166, Jess about $17 
for time lost and $375 damages for 
being detained in Cape Town. 

The plaintiffs were engaged in 
Australia for a South African tour, 
and the contract provided that at 
the end of the engagement the Afri- 
can Theatres provided second -class 
passages by the first available boat 
to Australia or England, as desired 
by the plaintiffs. The defendants 
paid into court the $66 less 10 per, 
cent reduction, but refused to pay 
damages, disclaiming any )iabllUy 
for the three weeks the plaintiffs 
Were detained. Brull and Hemsley 
are at sreaeat ^n A.U8tralia, and their 
eViden<^ tHt^'H' on ooniniisslon, 
stated thfcy* Tost some eight days 
above the time allowed for travel- 
ing. * ' 1 . 

In giving Judgment the magis- 
trate said the plaintiffs did not'sVP- 
ulate. in the contract to return to 
Ausrafla immediaely at the end of 



their tour. It was only that'jwj] 
were entitled to second-class i^eilli: 
te England or Australia, and "tti' 
defendants could not be called on^ 
provide work until they boIM. 
Judgment was given for tl&O wUl 
costs to Aug. 13, 1924, plalntifCsil 
^ay costs after that, date. The claia 
for $375 damages was dismisised,^ 

Alhambra (Africdn Theatre?, Ltd.J 

Pictures recently screened: "Plea* 

ure Mad," "The <:heat,' Felix co** 

(Continued on page 9) "^ 



PARIS VAUDEVILLE 



' , . Paris, May it}' 
Champa- Elyssss Opera Music Hsl| 
Mme. Elvira d^ Hidalgo, MaurM 
Rostand . (poet), Lole Fuller ^ 
School, Magllanl and Berge, Bffl| 
Arnold's Jazx, S. Feuermann (vi^ 
llnlat), Fred Brazln (illu8lonlfOi| 
Walker's Girls, John and Alex, 
bert and French, Les Andoe, 
(pianist) Three Equals. 

Clympia^^MayoI, Mercedes Se 
Rolla, Regor, Jacques Marcel 
Azella Wilson, Tesco, Arcon 
Madras Trio, La Boldireva 
dancers, Titze and Tarassoff, Ltin 
and Louise. 

Empire. — Mme. Kousnetzoff, 
and Louis, Breker's Bears, Kl 
and LIzet, Siems, Geo. Tr 
Mlrka Alma, Diany Dorange 
Horse, Auntie (cyclists), Mylos 
Boullcot, Abeslem ben Kali, 
Arabian horses. 



MSTINGTJETT WITH FOUi 

Paris, May P. 

It appears Mme. Mistinguett 
definitely signed with Fo 
financial director of the Ma 
Rouge, to appear in the next re' 
in conjunction with Saint G 
Both are now at the Casino 
faria. 

The salary of Mistinguett is gl 
out as being 5,900 francs (al 
$250) per day. Leo Massart is M 
stage manager of the Moulin Ro 



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> Bill Morris' Maneuvering Got Vincent Lopez Ser- 
enade by English Band at Waterloo Station — 
Played '^God Save the King*' and Every One 
Stood Still — ^Lopez' Band Appeared at Five Per^ 
formances Monday, in Picture House, Theatre 
and Cabaret — Some Info on Kit-Cat Club 



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f, ■■ ■ Liondon, May 12. 

* Vincent Lopez, accompanied by 

-band, arrived Saturday and of- 

"'fl^lally opened hia British campalg i 

■by doing five Bhowa yesterday to 

treinendous receptions. 

This quintet of performances was 
divided into t^-o at the Capitol 
(pictures), playing matinee arvd 
night shows in Jack Hulbert's revue 
at the Apollo (the house gives a 
Monday matinee), and later at the 
Kit Cat Club (cabaret). 

I^opet, upon arriving at Waterloo 
station Saturday, was met by Jack 
Hylton and his band. The railway 
station executives refused to per- 
mit a cerenade, whereupon William 
Mok-rls. who booked lK)peK over 
here, tipped Harry Foster, the Lon- 
don agent, to take the main offlcial 
to the other end of the station for 
, a discussion while Hylton's band 
i put over the serenade by playing 
» "God Save the King." In^medlately 
all activities- In the entire depot 
ceased while everybody stood at at- 
. tentlon, the Impression being that 
the King had arrived on his way to 
open the Wembley Exposition. 

That night Lopez attended Hyl- 
ton's vaudeville performance at the 
I AIbaml>ra, sending a huge floral 
I piece over the footlights. Hylton 
f ' wcehanged the courtesy by making 
f a At>eech of welcome and pointing 
out Lopez in a box which elicited 
an applause demonstration. 

Blow for Musical Union 
Incidentally, Hylton's welcome to 
liOpez was a severe blow to the Eng- 
lish musical union which is con- 
■Untly fighting the American inva- 
sion. 

At all five Monday performahces 
Lopez was forced to a speech, but 
the climax wais reached when the 
i Duke of Marlborough formally 
opened the Kit Cat Club at 11 
o'clock last night, for which two 
long tables were devoted exclusively 
to royalty. Lopez was presented 
with a silver baton engraved with 
the Duke of Marlborough's auto- 
graph. The "floor" show consisted 
entirely of the Lopez band and 
Aileen Stanley continuously alter- 
nating. This system kept up until 
2 o'clock. 

The Kit Cat Club occupies the two 
lower floors of the Capitol theatre 
and includes a main ballroom, grille 

»room, writing room, balcony and 
.American bar. The ballroom has a 
tioor space of 80 by 60 and it is 
.claliffed can handle 400 dancing 
icouples comfortably. This is the 
■dance floor on springs which, by 
the manipulation of a lever, may be 
convert€(d into a "sprung" floor. The 
.room is ligh.ed by thfe (our-color 
system. 

The club has some prcs^ matter 
stating the iginal Kit Cat Club 
was formed about 1700, then com- 
posed of 39 noblemen as members. 
It now costs a town member about 
$36.75 in fees and subscriptions. 
While women are taxed in the neigh- 
borhood of $26.25. Out of town resi- 
dents are levied but a little more 
than $15. 

After six weeks this current com- 
bination of entertainers, Lopez's 
band and Miss Stanley, will be re- 
placed by Ted Lewis' Instrumental 
combination and the Dolly Sl.ster.s. 
These bookings mark William 
Morris of New York, and Harry 
^O^ter, as the biggest international 
cabaret alliance currently operatins, 
with these two men practically hav- 
ing a monopoly on the field over 
here. 



MEINHARDT-BERNAUER 
Wni RETIRE FOR 5 YRS. 



ThU WttVtHtadlvten 
■ fa roulevitle 





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OPPOSITION IN LONDON 
HOTEU FOR CABARET 



Savoy Feeling Encroachment 
Made by Piccadilly on Amer- 
ican Patronage 



Leading Berlin Theatrical Firm 

Rents Its Theatres for 

That Period 



nerlln, April 80. 

Meinhardt and Bernauer, the big- 
gest theatrical concern here, are go- 
ing out of business at the end of 
this season, the four theatres which 
they control all going over to other 
hands. The firm plans to return to 
the theatre later on, but not for at 
least five years, as their theatres 
are rented for that time. The cause 
of the retirement is partially the 
general bad condition of theatrical 
business, but chiefly that they have 
had no real successes within the last 
three years of their 17 years f 
operation. 

In the Komoedienhaus theatre they 
produced farces, mostly from the 
French, and these proved unsuc- 
cessful. They were also unable to 
develop a stable policy for the the- 
atre in der Koenlggraetzer Strasse. 
The Berlinger theatre will be taken 
over by Sladek. who will continue 
the operetta or revue policy. Vic- 
tor Barnowsky, who takes over the 
Komoedienhaus and Koenlggraetzer 
Strasse, was formerly the manager 
of the Lessing and Kuenstler the- 
atres, has been an active manager 
in Berlin -longer than anyone else. 

The Komoedianhaus will undoubt- 
edly remain a farce theatre, but in 
the Koenlggraetzer he promises a 
Shakesperean program. 



RISQUE MUSICAL 



New Piece at Capucinot Has Many 
Complicationt 



Paris, May 2. 

Three have collaborated on the 
risque book of "Quand on est trols" 
("When You Are Three') which, 
perhaps inspired the title of the 
three-act musical comedy by Pierre 
Veber, Serge Veber and Albert 
Willemetz with music by Joseph 
Szulc and presented by Berthez at 
the Capucines. The piece waui re- 
ceived with certain reserve for the 
story is complicated and misty. 

A maiden christened Lolette ad- 
dicted to smacking the faces of her 
suitors, discovers she cannot find a 
husband unless she is married a? 
the present generation of swains 
only flirt with maTied women. To 
bring Jean Jacques, a likely pre- 
tender, up to the mark she passes 
for her father's second young bride. 
A heap of naughty complications 
ensue due to the father appropriat- 
ing Jean's other sweetheart. 

The best part of "Quand on est 
Trols" is the present handling by 
Louvlgny, Jean Perier, H. Trevoux, 
Marthe Dermlny (Lolette), Chris- 
tine Dor and Edmee Favart. 



ALFRED LESTER DEAD 

London, May 1-. 

Alfred Lester, who was to have 
opened next fall in New York witli 
the Chariot Revue, died of pneu- 
monia in Madrid May 6. 

Lester was 50 years of afire. Hi 
estate is estimated at $200,000. 



Vasco Near Death 

London, May \1. 
Vasco, the "Ma-l Muploian." Is un- 
conscious and hi.'- doath Is momen- 
ta ly expected. 



THE TILLER DANCING SCHOOLS 



Open for n Limited 
Number of Puplla 

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NEW YORK 



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CONCCQT PtANKT 

The above Is from the Chicago 
Dally Tribune, May 4, 1»J6. 

BRUNO STEINBACH 

The eminent European Concert 
Pianist, making his AMERICAN 
DEBUT via the Orpheum Circuit, 



3 PARIS PLAYS; 
ONE UKEY HIT 



Doesn't Permit Handsome 
Woman to Reform Thug 



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Paris Coolly Receives 
'^God of Vengeance' 

Paris, May 2. 

L. Blumenfeld% version of the 
Yiddish play, "The Gtod of Veng- 
ence," by Rudolph Schlldkraut, has 
been produced by the Atelier com- 
pany under the direction of Charles 
Dullin, at the Theatre Montmartre, 
under the title of "Le Dieu de 
Vengeance." 

Local critics hardly know whether 
to take It as a Semitic or anti- 
Semitic propaganda. Created at 
Berlin 18 years ago It has gone 
around the world, and now arrives 
In Paris, where Its reception Is cool. 

The Atelier closes May 16- for 
summer. 



London, May 12. 

Negotiations for Marion and Ran- 
dall to Join "Bamboula" failed to be 
consummated and the team will en- 
ter Tommy Dawes' operetta, "Clo 
Clo," when it breaks In at Liver- 
pool next month and due at the 
Adelphla a few weeks later. Moan- 
while this dancing duo are continu- 
ing at the Piccadilly cabaret, but 
will probaWy double at the Savoy 
hotel at the time the show comes 
Into the West End. 

The expectation that Marlon and 
Randall will double at the Savoy 
indicates, despite the hotel denial, 
that acts will continue to be pre- 
sented there. 

In conjunction with this Moran 
and Mack opened at the Savoy, 
Wednesday night, Jumping over af- 
ter their performance in "Better 
Days" at the Hippodrome, and 
scored with the minority who could 
hear them. The majority were 
either unable to hear or see, due to 
the angular shape of the room. 

The Savoy maintains there Is no 
Intention of inaugurating a cabaret 
performance in the hotel stating 
that the only reason for engaging 
Moran and M.ick was to prevent the 
oppositloA from getting them. The 
"opposition" means the Piccadilly 
Hotel, which had already made the 
decision the American male team 
was not suitable for Its cabaret 

The general cpinlon iiere, as re- 
gards the controversy. Is that the 
Savoy feels the PlccadlUy'a en- 
croachment upon Its former monop- 
oly of American patronage. 



CAHT DODGE BENEFITS 

London, May 12. 

E:ddie Cantor is due here in June 
on a visit and despite all efforts 
to deal with him for a local en- 
gagement he will make but a single 
appearance. ^ 

That win be for a charity per- 
formance directed by William Mor- 
ris and under the auspices of the 
Duke of York. 



"Round Table" Vague 

London, May 12. 

"The Round Table," opening at 
Wyndham's last night. Is a doubtful 
prospect. 

Sybil Thorndike Is starred In the 
piece, for which the main handicap 
seems to be a vagueness of plot. 



"BE66AB" DOUBTFUL 

London, May 12. 
"Beggar on Horseback, "^ which 
opened at the Queen's last Wednes- 
day night, was warmly welcomed 
but Us future success Is doubtfuL 



John Held, Jr., Recuperating 

London, May t. 
John Held, Jr., has arrived here 
enroute to Tangier where he la to 
recuperate after an accident In 
which he was severely kicked by a 
horse. 



INDEX 

Of Pages in This Issue 

Miscellaneous 1 

Foreign 2-3-9 

Vaudeville 4-8 

Burlesque 17 

Legitimate 19-^ 

Legitimate Reviews 24-25 

Sports 16 

Pictures 26-39 

Picture Reviews 37-38-39 

Film House Reviews 35-36 

Presentations 34 

Music 40-42 

Rsdio 40 

Editorials 18 

Cabaret 42 

Times Square 15 

News from the Dailies . . 14 

Stock 21 

Little Theatres 21 

Opera and Concerts 23 

Outdoors 45-46 

Circus 43 

Inside Stuff— Legit 18 

" " —Vaudeville . 7 

" " —Pictures .... 38 

" —Music 41 

Obituary 45 

Correspondence 47 

Lett*' -.-St 47 

Vaudeville Reviews 10-11 

Burlesque Routes 17 

Bills Next Week 12-13 



Edna Best for 'Mrs. Partridge" 
Lpndon, May 12. 

Edna Best has been engaged to 
leat. the -ast of "Mrs. Partridge 
Presents" when that pro4uctlon Is 
given here in the fall. 



Paris, May 13. 
Three openings with only one 

likely prospect. The outstanding 
premier was Armont and Qerbidon's 
comedy, "La Jeune FiUe des Pal- 
aces," ("The Young Lady of the 
Palaces"), at the Madeleine. The 
theatre was new this season and 
hais yet to house a success. 

The comedy revolves around an 
impecunious family which visits 
fashionable hotels on a husband 
hunt. A millionaire tradesman pro- 
poses, but the daughter prefers a 
younger suitor who offers a modest 
Colonial home. When ttw young 
couple separate the girl recnr.si<Icra 
the tradesman. Andre Brub, Abele 
Tarrlde and Jane Renouardt hold 
the leading roles. 

"Polo* Poor 
"Polo," a three- act comedy by 
Rene Peter, waa poorly received 
upon its opening at the Theatre 
Michel. The story is of a girl, an 
art student and nicknamed "Polo," 
who marriea a wealthy aristocrat, 
while in love with an artist. She 
is soon disillusioned, secures her 
divorce and marriea the artist. 
Etchpare plays the unfaithful hus- 
band and Alice Cocea la in the title 
role. 

"Qay Paris" Dubious 
Francis Carco's three-act melo- 
drama, "Panama" (slang for *Xlay 
Paris"), was another dubioua pre- 
mier, which entranced at the Av- 
enue. 

The piece tells of an authoress 
who, while slumming, meets a hand- 
some thug and endeavors to reform 
htm, but the Apache eventually re- 
turns to his former haunts. 

Charles Boyer Is oaat aa the 
Apache and Charlotte Lyses plays 
the romantic authoreaa. 



26 PLAYS YEARLY FOR RADIO 
AGREED UPON BY ENGLISHMEN 



Managers and Broadcasters Reach Decbion — No 
Opening Night Performance Can Go Through 
Air — ^Theatre Managers Lift Individual Ban 



^ SAILINGS 

June 6 (New York to Paris) A. 
L. Erlanger. 

June S (New York to London) 
Borrah MInnevitch (Olympic). 

May 22 (Queec to Liverpool) Mr. 
and Mrs. W. Torino (Mount Royal). 

May 16 (New York to Liverpool), 
Virginia Watson (Corona). 

May 1« (New York to Paris), Mr. 
and Mrs. Adolphe Menjou (Paris). 

May 16 (New York to Paris) 
"Chauve Sourls" Company, com- 
plete (Homeric). 

May 14 (New Y6rk to Lonaon), 
Harry Stoddard (Duletschland). 

May 18 (New York to London) 
Michael Arlen, John Coates, Queen 
Mario, Peggy Shaw, Jaa. A. Flti;- 
patrick. Hubert 8. Dawley, Peggy 
Barton, Carol MIMer (Mauretania). 

May 12 (London to New York) 
Renie RIano (Leviathan). 

May 12 (New York to London), 
Lee Hhui>ert, William XJein, George 
n. McClellan (Columbus). 

May 8 (Ntw York to Naples). 
Mrs. Jonef Hofmann and daughter 
Josephu. Kleaiior Woodruff (Dullio). 

May 8 (New York to Oothenburg), 
Carl DaKniar Kdman, Elizabeth 
Heller, Inez df \'ordier (Drottnlng- 
holm>. 



ARRIVALS 

May 1.1 (London to New York) 
Itida .Idhuson Young (Homeric). 



From London to Paris 

Ix<ndon, May 12. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McCarthy, Mr. 
and MtH. John MoCormIck (Colleen 
Mo(,re) and Mr. and Mrs. John 
(3lvnf> wiU-l^ave l>ere Thursday foe 
Puri.s. 



London, May 12. 

The Theatre Managers Asaoclu- 
tioa ami the British Broadcasting 
Company have reached an agree- 
ment whereby not over 26 plays, or 
one every fortnight, ahall be trans 
mitted through the air. Opening 
night performances shall not be 
sent out at alL 

Both sides conceded points dur- 
ing the talk fest, finally arriving at 
an understanding by which the 
theatre men lifted their ban again«: 
the broadcasting of producers or 
individual members of the associa- 
tion and under which agreement 
only excerpts from plays will be 
etherized. 

Practically all plays deemed suit- 
able for radio transmission ovat 
here will now be available for that 
purpose. 



DEATHS ABROAD 



Andre Caplet, 46, French com- 
poser and conductor, died In Paris. 

Mme. Emila Zola. 86, widow of 
the French novelist, died at Medan. 



BEINHABDT'S DIVORCE TBIAL 

Vienna. May 12. 

The divorce case of Max Reln- 
hardt against his wife. Else Heims. 
German actress, will ba held in 
June at Pressburg, Czecho-Slovakia. 
when It Is expected over 100 wit- 
nesses will be called. 

Previous suits brought by Rein- 
hardt to obtain a decree have Called. 



"ORDEAL" WITH LTH HARDUG 

London, May 12. 
"The Signal." recently opening at 
the Strand. Will cloae the end of this 
week. » 

. - Tha suoceedkttf- attraeHon will 'be 
"The Ordf-al" starring Lyu Harding. 



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CHAS. LEONARD FLETCHER AT 55 
MAY LOSE 22-YEAR-OLD WIFE 



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Laura Sherman Freed in Chicago from Huabaad 
Who Committed "Diversified Adultery"— Dash- 
ing Army Major Cruel to Dancer 



Chicago, May 12. 

With summer near and abowB and 
houMS cloBlng this divorce towm la 
not getting the play o( the regular 
season. 

The following are a few' eases 
handled by Attorney Ben Bhcllch. ' 

Stanley Price ("Abie's Irish 
Rose," Detroit) wishes *to become 
shigte. He charges his wife. Ma- 
belle IX^ Price, non-professional, 
with refusal to live with him. 
' Cruelty Is the technical charge 
' made against Charles Leonard 
Fletcher, by Myrtle Boland, vaude- 
ville actress. ' Fletcbeir Is 65, Misb 
Boland, 22. It is said the marriage 
was never consummated. Miss Bo- 
• land and her partner, Ellen Hop- 
kins, played in town last week. 

Army men are too hardened 
against the finer sentiments of lire 
according to Babette Busey, music- 
al comedy dancer, who asks free- 
dom from Major John H. Miller of 
Fort Mott, N. J. She charges cruelty 
and desertion. The dashing major 
is said 'to lutv* been a wife-beater. 
Miss Busey alleges that as a reeul: 
of physical violence administered 
to her person by her' erstwhile hus- 
band she developed peritonltla 
Miss Busey is reported to have ap- 
peared in Chicago with "Oood 
Morning, Dearie" some years ago. 

Mr. Bhrlich obtained a decree 
last week for Laura Sherman of 
the Sherman Sisters (vaudeville). 
She charged her husband, Thomas 
Touchey, with repeated and diver- 
sified adultery. He owns a string of 
rooming bouses on the south side. 



F.BERNSTEIN HITS TOWN 
TAUONG IN MILLIONS 



From Claims Made Has Neafly 
All of Florida Under Option . 
^Going to Derby i \ 




H. p. HOUSES OFFER 
WEBER-FIELDS HOOO 



Returning to Palace, N. Y., 

June 8, for Three Weeks 

—Another Picture 



Weber and Fields are listed to re- 
turn to the Palace, New York, June 
8, for a stay of thre weeks In the 
house, changing their act 'weekly. 

Another offer for the comedians 
states $4,000 for their salary in pic- 
ture theatres, with the exhibitors 
desiring their services, stating they 
might go to 15,000. if the team in- 
sists on that figure. It Is said 
Weber and Fields have concluded 
not to play the picture theatres at 
present Their first full length 
film, "Friendly Enemies," has been 
Just released and the same film pro- 
ducer (Belasco Productions), haa 
submitted another picture making 
proposal to the two young fellows. 

While the come-backers are 
dodgfaig all of their m4ny tenders, 
the Oh^beum Circuit is preparing 
to book Weber and Fields for a 
final farewell return trip, starting 
early next season. 'They are now 
appearing in the big time vaudeville 
bouses In the east. 



Ed. Morton Fixin' Up 

Wlldwood, N. J., May 12. 
£d Morton, vaudeville singer, has 
been taking advantage of a layoff 
this winter by remodeling his deli- 
catessen and boardwalk restaurant 
here and has enlarged the establish- 
ment. The eating place is the the- 
atrical rendezvous in Wlldwood 
during the summer season. 



HABRY BULGER VERY ILL 

Harry Bulger is dangerously ill 
at his rooms in the Princeton hptel, 
having sustained a second stroke of 
apoplexy about three weeks ago. 
His wife is also under care of phy- 
sicians, having collapsed after tak- 
ing constant care of him. 

Sherrle Matthews, one-time part- 
ner of Bulger, died several years 
ago. 



McKay in "ScandaU" 

Georg* McKay and'Gretta Ardino 
have engaged to appear this sum- 
mer la the new ".Scandals." 



Monday tuorning Freeman Bern- 
stein returned to New fork af^elr 
an unnoticed absence over t)ie 
winter. 

"Yes, kid, t'm back,'* said Frcje'i- 
man as he paid a breakfast check 
from a roll that looked too ne\Y 
to be genuine. "While away I hav© 
taken at>out all of Florida ther* is 
down there, but didn't bring any 
of It back with me," and FreemaA 
lifted up hjs shoes to show none 
of Florida was concealed on them. 

"Boy, there's the joming country. 
Everything you have heard about 
Florida is true. There are not 
3,000,000 people in the state but 
there Is room for 20,000,000, so we 
must get the other 17. 

"No. that's not why I left there. 
They will come down there, don't 
you worry, but don't you come 
down. I picked that spot first. I'm 
here to tell my financial partners 
the progress of the refrigerating 
plant I'm building in Miami, my 
Florida headquarters. It's after a 
refrigerating plant model I saw In 
Moscow. Moscow Is in Russia 

"That's a million-dollar proposi- 
tion," said Freeman, ordering a 
Corona-Corpna for himself aiij qI- 
ferlng a cigaret to his companion, 
"ffs only a side line with me, 
though— <ny heavy Florida interests 
are in real estate. 

Tracts and Tracts 

"Near Miami I have one tract of 
8,000 acres, and farther down the 
street another of 6 000 acres. These 
are mi le, of course, with a raort-, 
gage or so only upon them, but 
nothing else, not even buildings. 
Then in othe*- parts of the state I 
have a little acreage, one of 10.000 
and another of 12,000. This is land, 
mind, and as it can't wal out on 
me while I'm away and noboAy 
can cop It (not even you) I thought 
I would come north to see the Ken- 
tucky Derby. 

"How'd you like, to go td. the 
Derby as mjT guest? Don't alie 
step this one. Special car with 
colored service. N<>t my car, no. 
I'm a guest, too, but with privileges. 

"Well, after that I guess I'll go 
back to Miami. Great country down 
there for A. K.'s. Besides Florida 
there's Havana.^ also Nassau.. That 
Nassau got my goat. I Went over 
there, got in at six Kn th^ morping, 
signed the register with my own 
name and when the clerk tew it. 
he said 'Nothing today.'. T said 
'Nothing what?* '^"here do I wash 
without a room?' and he said, Tm 
the wash room.* 

|35 ■ Day 

" "Get the manager,' 1 bawled, 
and he says, "Th^ man.iger is 
asleep.' "What do I care what he's 
doing?" says I, 'Wake him «p,^ arid 
they woke him up. Kid, I was 
burning because I was wise. 

" 'What'yer want?' says the man-, 
ager, and I says, 'I want a room!' 
He looked at the rcpister and he 
says, 'The only room we've got Is 
$35 a day and without both.' 'That's 
my room,' says I, 'and I wouldn't 
care if it cost $1,000 day. When I 
want a room I want a room. To 
hell with a bath.* 

"That was the end of that but 
that evening I was Riving John 
Kelly and Jimmy Bcatty a dinner 
when the owner of the hotel came 
over and sat at the table. 'Listen,' 
I say.s to him, 'Take a pood look at 
nie. Have I got to pay four times 
as much as the rest of the mob Just 
because I'm a Jew?' 

"'How did that happen?' says he. 
and I says, 'Off'n that stuff with a 
regular. Just cut down the bill. Bo," 
and he did. ' " ' 

"That's me, Freeman Bernstein, 



MARION HUDSON 

of LARIMER and HUDSON 
Palace. New Yook, this week. 
Herb Larimer and Marlon Hud- 
son offer one of the best bicycle 
acts the theatre has to offer. This 
man and woman accomplish a series 
of feats that are really remarkable. 
Playing this week PalAce. New York. 
Next week, Keith's, Philadelphia. 
Direction 

RALPH G. FARNUM 

(Edw. S. Keller office) 



Copying Dr. Rockwell 



The "big shoes'* and comedy 
song craze ^hich hit vaude- 
ville following , the success of 
.the Gallagher and Shean act. 
have run themselves out, ac- 
cording to the bookers, with 
the next type probably due for 
a run to be acts influenced by 
Dr. RockwelU who peddles 
monologistic hokum, "scien- 
tifically." 

Rockwell has a new slant for 
the present generation und will 
unconsciously Influence dozens 
of the copy boys and small time 
imitators and non -originators. 
A flock of "lecturing" singles 
will be the result, according to 
the bookers. 

The low cotnedians are as 
much in demand as eVer, but 
the talentless two-man acts 
who have been getting by with 
big iihoes, eccentric clothes and 
a couple of comedy .^ongs with 
endless topical limericks, are 
slated for the scrap heap. 

During the -furore, when the 
demand for this type of act 
was at Hs peak, authors who 
specialized in songs of this 
type reaped a harvest. One 
writer 'hod 16 different turns 
kicking In weekly royalty for 
special songs most of which 
were used at both ends of the 
act with a little crbasfire in 
between. 

. The bookers also report no 
demand for Jazz bands unless 
headed by a "rjixae." Same ot 
the bands were given a new 
lease of life when they added 
spe<:ialty daM.'4>rs and people 
but the straight musical or- 
ganization Is not wa:ne<l .on 
either the big or sruaU tlfhe 
except as members of a revue. 



MY HOME FOR WEEPING SINGl 



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The Piano Player's Romance 

Dear Buddy-c 

Well, what do you think, I landed a Job right here on Broadway, 

I'm working in a publisher's tickling the ivorlee all day; 

I ain't met nothing but actors and lots of actresses too, 

I teach them all the latest songs — that's about all I do. 

They call it "Tin Pan Alley,** that name sulU it to a T. 

There's pianos all around, to the left and right of me. 

In one room a aobbing soprano starts trilling a ballad so grand. 

In the next room's a quartet — in the next a soubrette. 

In another a Jazzin' big band. 

Everyone of them's doing a different song — well the first day I 

went insane. 
But now — listen. Bud — it's got into my blood, 
And to qae. boys, it's Melody Larte, 
I'll write you next week and tell you the news. 
Drop a Itne and address me, Broadway. 
Give the boys my regards — I'll send them some cards. 
That's about all for today. — BUI'.. 

(To l^ continued) 



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DoUys Leave $150^ 
Offer Behind; Sail May 23 

Rokle and Jenie Dolly upon sail- 
ing May Zi on the "Majestic"* will 
leave behind over b»iiB an offer 
made to them of fl50,MO to jippear 
In a moving picture. A condi'.iyn Of 
the proposition was that the Dollys, 
following the completion of the pic- 
ture, sViould make pergonal a;>pcar- 
ances with it on tour. 

Owing to outstanding contract.^ 
for foreign engagements, the Dolly 
Sisters could not entertain the J'iicy 
film contract. They closed last week 
In '-Sitting Pretty," completin.? their 
contract with Jones & Green. 



mSS LARRIMORE'8 DIVORCE 

A divorce action is expected to be 
filed this week in the New York 
Surrtme Courts commenced by 
Francine Larrlmore against Con 
Conrad. Th^ .c;ouple were ;marrled 
about two years ago. 

Miss Larrlmore opened Monday 
at the Hudrfon In "His Qifee'n." Mr. 
Conrad is the composer. 



: ^T —I .. T ■ . ' ; ■ ' . . — 

always using my bwn name oil hotel 
register^, but Judiciously.. 

"Don't be a simp, kid. <!:opie on 
doWn to Kentucky. -I'^ the Winner 
up my sleeve.** 



Did you ever pay attention to the crowds that hang around. 

Criticizing everyone in sigbt. ■ 

And the people that they're knockihg and they're roasting . 

Are the ones that good, hard work has put In right. 

They always pan the fellow, who; has made a big success, 

They never give him credit, thajt's their way^ •,•• 

And you're always sure to find them :,.i... . .'. . 

With their hammers hid behind them > h-.> 

And to^eve^one of them I'd like to say: • -t Vi - * 

"What did you ever do? What did you ever dot.wf; r 

Have they named any streets or cigars after you t^- ■• •» 

Open .your coat — go on let's aee your vest. 

Where are those medals they pinned on your chest T i ^ 

I don't see your bust in the Hall of Fame, 

Are there any theatres bearing your name? 

You're a wonderful knocker — but between me and you 

Tell me, brother — what did you ever do? 



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Some one In the booking office — I'm not telling Who, 
. Is going to be married pretty soon; 
He told me last week — but he won't let me speak. 
But the marriage is sometime in June. 



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Our greatest comedienne! Now a Belasco star! 

I can imagine, Fanny, Just how thrilled you are. 

I'm now your "Use to be writer" — ^I'm the only one feeling, b^•> 

Cause oh, the very Joy it was Jtist to write for yot?. , , ,, ;^ 

Here's to you! Happiness and success! , _^> :p . , :- h 

And here's to the old song, • ' ..* ;"••; •uO ' 

Your little authoress. - '.-,.:» .»'^. •. 



Did you ever pay attentioii to the crowds that hang around.-,' 

Criticizing everyone in lilght? 

And the people that they're knocking and they're roasting 

Are the ones that good hard work has put In right. 

They always pan the fellow who has made a big success. 

They never gfve him eredit, that's their way. 

And you're always sure to find them ■'.'•.(•■' :.,■'' i. •: 

With their hammers hid behind them, '• • " •^".. 

And to every one of them I'd like to say — 

"What did you ever do? What' did you ever do? • ''.- • 

Have they named any streets or cigars after yodf • '•' ' 

Open your coat — go on — let's See your vest. ' '. 

Where are those medals they pinned on your Cheat? 

I don't see- your bust in the big Hall of Fame, ',": 

Are there any theatres bearing your name? • •• • 

You're a wonderful knocker — but between me and yor. 

Tell me, brother — what did you ever d«?" 



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I wonder where you're hiding, 

Polly Moran? 
Won't you send a littlo tiding, 

Polly Moran? 
That soft sweet voice of thine 
Is missed along the line. 
On Broadway there's a sign — 
Where's Polly Moran? 

You almost had us crying 

Polly Moran. 
When you sent your pigeons flying, 

Polly Moran 
With no word from afar 
Oh little Ooldy star, ; "' 

Won't you tell us where you are, 

Polly Moran? 



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MRS. THORNTON'S ANSWER 

Has Trierf to Live Straight Since 
Then 

Josephine Falmer Thornton on 
Monday, May 18, will make a mo- 
tion for $100 temporary alimony 
and $2,S00 counsel fees in the an- 
nulment suit which Jim Thorifton 
has brought against her. The couple 
were married Dec. 3, 1920. 

Mrs. Thornton takes umbrage In 
her answering affidavits at the re- 
vival of 'her moral shortcomings 
of many years ago. She avers she 
was last convicted in 1912 and has 
since tried to lead an upright life. 



COLORED EMPLOYES BALL 

The colored employes of the 
Kelth-Albee metropolitan theatres 
will hold a dance and entprtainment 
Jufie 6 at the Manhattin Casino. 

ft's an annual affair and will he 
under, the direction of George Cald- 
well, jftiperintetident «t the. Hlppo- 
drdme. '•..•.'.' 



E;<tdie Darling Sallirtjk ' 
■Rddle barling, Keith- Alfcee bijoft- 
ing' man. Will sail for Europe June 
28 on his annual vaca''':a trip. 



SUMMER 'SNAPS'' 



Vaudeville teams who have had"! 
fair season and figure upon lit 
stirring In warm weather are 
ting themselves for the summer 
hiring out as entertainment dlrs 
tors of camp communities and sui! 
mer resorts figuring upon thei 
posts as excellent spots to try n* 
material and set acts for next 
son while being paid for' it and hal 
ing a woodland holiday as well. 

Non-theatrical employment ageil-i 
cles that have been supplying cajn| 
directors are being besieged by 
professionals with many of the St 
avenue employment bureaus no 
taking on the aspect of a theatrictj 
book ins office. "i 

The posts pay couples from $lW 
to $225 a month with found, ani 
rilnglcs $100 a month. 



GraySon and McArtljur Split % 
Grayson and Mc Arthur have df^ 
solved their vaude partnership, "j 
Miss McArthur will retire from t*i 
stape, while Grayson will do i neW 
act with a male partner, Franj 
Hethciington. | 



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Wednesday, May 18. 1925 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 






ORPHEUM CIRCUIT AND BALA6AN & KATZ 
MAY FORM VAUDE AND PICTURE CIRCUIT 



iReport Ariaes Through Concerna 50-50 on New South 
Side Theatre in Chicago^B. & K. Now Booking 
Acta Through Orpheum — Rumored Picture Firm 
Will Operate Film Circuit, While Orpheum Con- 
tinuea Big Time Vaudevit|e Operationa 



Chicago, May i:. 

The Orpheum Circuit and Bala- 
tan & KaU have pooled to build a 
new theatre on the South SlJe 
Tbey will invest and operate it 
^f9-50. with B. 8c K. the operator 
of the house. 

\ .-Through thia Joint deal it ia said 
tkat conferences have t)een held be- 
tween Sam Katz of the Balaban & 
Katz people and Marcus Heiman, 
president of the Orpheum. looking 
teward a new circuit with a policy 
of pop vaudeville and pictures, to 
be known as Orpheum Circuit- 
Balaban & Katz, with the Or- 
pheum's big time vaudeville o'rcuit 
entirely apart. £t isn't reported 
whether the Orphsum'^e Junior or 
its present pop houses are to be- 
come a part of the -new circuit. 

Balaban and Katz arc at present 
booking their vaudeville through the 
Orpheum or its nfltliations, under 
very friendly relations. B. & K. 
Are repojrted as anxious for the new 
combination with the Orpheum said 
to view the future and the expec- 
tancy of all vaudtniUe playing pic- 
turei sooner or later, with the B. t^ 
K. connection In mind for Us value 
in the picture end. 

Stocks and Quotations 

The Orpheum ia capitalized for 
d r o u n d 950,000,000 with about 
12^.000.000 of coiTimon outstanding. 
Balaban & Katz have a capltallza 
^ion of 120,000.000 and around 
110.000,000 outstanding. Orpheum 
first went on the New York Stock 
exchange at 32, . dropped away 
down but has recovered under the 
direction of the Heiman reign to 
around 28. B. &. K. on the Chicago 
exchange opened at 60, dropped oft 
to 42 and is now back to about S7. 
The B. & K. stock suflfered the most 
When John H. Hertz got his wallop 
in the local market. Hertz Is a big 
holder of the B. & K. Stock,. and his 
.name is linked along with that of 
Julius Rosenwald as the B. & K. 
financial backers. 

On the south side are the Capitol 
and Stratford, houses of the Cooney 
Brothers (National Theatres Com- 
pany). The Capitol, with B. &, K. 
hpuses around it, <and despite its 
difficulty In procuring desirable 
feature films against the tied up 
Services held by B. & K. has been 
making a money showing. The new 
South Sider will complete the strat- 
egical maneuvering against the 
Cooney houses, with this maneuver- 
ing also taking in other theatres of 
the same section. 



"NAMES" AT FOX'S 



Picture Theatre'a Big 
Time Vaude. Review 



In the Picture Department of 
this issue of Variety Is an e- 
tended review of the program 
at Fox's (picture) theatre, 
Philadelphia, last week. 

It is a new style of big time 
vaudeville in a picture house 
and may be of interest to 
vaudeville. 



BLANK-B. & K. HOUSES 
HAY PLAY VAUDEVILLE 



Sioux City, May 12. 
A theatre battle may be near in 
Sioux City. The two Blank The- 
atres here, now operated as film 
houses, are understood to be pre- 
paring to add vaudeville to their 
proarams. It is reported a regular 
vaudeville bill will be given at the 
Princess, with one or two acts at 
the Rialto. Blank recently made an 
alliance with the Balaban aad Katz 
Interests and It is believed the acts 
they bill will be sent to Sioux City. 
The OrpHeum ha^i made plans to 
run all summer. 



Philadelphia, May IS. 

This week at the Fox is the pic- 
ture house debut of Fritzl ScheflT, 
who Is receiving |2,S00 tor the 
week's engagement. 

Another engagement ia that of 
Anna PItsiu, the operatic star who 
starts a week at Fox's May 25. 

For the Insiders the return en- 
gagement of Belle Storey to feature 
the bill week of June 1 is an Indi- 
cator of Miss Storey's picture house 
strength. She but lately played a 
week at Fox's. 

Next week the Kouns sisters are 
due for their swift return date, 
that ranking with Miss Storey's. 

On this week's bill also is Jimmy 
Savoy, along with Nick Lucas as a 
holdover. Another attraction for 
next week at Fox*^ is the Kentucky 
Serenaders (orchestra). 

This week the picture feature is 
•The Denial" (M-O) with Claire 
Windsor and next week the pic- 
ture will be "The Way of a Girl" 
(M-G) with Eleanor Boardman. 



l-Night "Jitney Circnk" 



Joe Dealy may extend the 
ecope of iiis "Jitney Circuit" ot 
one - nighters now booking 
seven houses and add two more 
weelu during the summer, 
mainly in resort towns spotted 
between his regular stands. 

Dealy's list includes Saug- 
yertle.s, Kllenville, Liberty, 
Maiden and several other New 
York towns. Dealy playa the 
houses on percentage with his 
bills varying from 7 to 10 acts 
booked out of the Jack Linder 
Agency, with Joe always giv- 
ing the show the final okay be- 
fore starting out. 

A chartered bus meets the 
performers at the booking of- 
fice Monday morning and con- 
veys them along the route, 
thus saving the act tranapor- 
tation expenses and giving 
them glimpses of the country 
side. 

Actors are obligated to give 
but one stiow a day (evening) 
and the remuneration Is said 
to be better than usual small 
time dates. 

Despite Dealy's booking in 
the shows oh a percentage ar- 
rangement the acts do not fig- 
ure in the gamble but are paid 
salaries. 



$15,800 PROGRAM 

CURRENTATHIP 

NEAR RECORD 



Tuma and Salariea — 

Whiteman on Top 

with $7,000 



FBOCTOR QUITS ELIZABE1S 

There will be no further vaude- 
ville shows booked by Proctor's 
New York office in Elizabeth, N. J. 
Proctor's Elizabeth house has been 
sold to Henry J. Fabian, picture 
house man, who now virtually con- 
trols Elizabeth theatrically. 



Empire City Quartet 

Will Not Resume 

Recent efforts to reunite tlie old 
Empire City Quartette, formerly 
composed of Harry Cooper, Harry 
Tally, Irving Cooper and Harry 
Mayo, for vaudeville, appears to 
have fallen through owing to the 
business Interests of the four men. 

The original Empire Quartette 
was organfzed 28 years ago and 
dissolved partnership In 1910. The 
Cooper Brothers, I^rry and Irving, 
then bccjime a double act. but sep- 
arated after 10 weeks. Harry con- 
.tlnued as a "single" and Irving be- 
came a booking agent. 

At the present time Harry Cooper 
is in the insurance business. Irving 
is still agentlng. Harry Tally is now 
in California, and Harry Mayo Is 
playing vaudeville as a "single," but 
is building a new theatre at Bradley 
Beach, New York, expected to be 
ready for its proposed picture policy 
In Juljr. 



Acrobat in Hotel Fight 

Faces Jail Penalty 

Pittsburgh, May 12. 
Sornd tall excitement In lobby 
of William Penn Hotel last V.'ednes- 
day morning when two house de- 
tectives and Rene Anmaut, acro- 
bat, playing at the Davis, had a 
merry fight. Anrnaut was arrested 

on a disorderly conduct charge. 

According to House Detective 
H. L. Allen. Anrnaut had violated 
u house rule and he was asked to 
leave the hotel. In the lobby he 
l>ecame abusive and attacked Allen, 
it was said, pushing him over a 
brass railing. K. B. Moffett, an em- 
ploye, went' to Allen's aid and he 
was "beaten. Anrnaut then fled 
from tlie hotel and was stopped by 
a pedestrian a short distance away 
and turned over to Detective Alien. 



COUSTNET SISTEES KEVHTFE 

The Courtney Sisters l^ve re- 
united and returned to vaudeville. 



Pantages Out of Chi. 
When Lease Expires 

Chicago. May 12. 

Pantagcs vaudeville will be shut 
«iut for several months here when 
the present lease on the Chateau 
expires in September. The Ascher 
Brothers, who operate the house, 
are erecting a theatfe around the 
corner to replace the Chateau. 

The new theatre Is expected to be 
completed around February and will 
ha«e a -seating capacity of 3,000. 
The present policy of five acts and 
a feature will be resumed with Fan 
furauihing the first half programs 
and L.oew supplying the last. 



"EID'£ LAST FIGHT"— SKETCH 

Jack Sharkey, pugilist, who has 
made a successful comeback after 
several months of retirement, will 
be shortly seen in vaudeville as star 
of a playlet by Mark Lin.ler, "The 
Kid's Last Fight." which nas l>een 
routed over seven weeks of inde- 
pendent time by Jack Linder at a 
reported f'.ary of > 1,000 a wcel'.. 






HABRY PUCK DIKECTING 

Upon rehear.sals starting for the 
new muHical Lyle Andrews will 
produce following "My Girl" at the 
Vanderbilt. New York. Harry Puck, 
of the current "My Girl" cast will 
stase fiie show. 

Mr. Andrews will open the piece 
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B. F. KEITH'S Slat ST., NEW YORK, THIS WEEK (MAY 11) 

The Daahing Dancing Girl 

- LUCILLE BALLANTINE 

and her 4 Boy Friend., ERNIE HEBER, TOM ATLAS, TED WHEELER, WILL ALLEN, in "A NEW IDEA 
AND SOME DANCES" staged by MAXWELL M. KENNEDY. 

Technique with personality is .sure fire for the theatre but when you add beauty it's the paramount 
combination fof succcs.'t. The ito.sse.SBor of all three, the graceful Miss Bailentine has scored in the principal 
theatres of America Her .ability haa been compared to Bessie Clayton's, her pe-'sonality to Ann Pennington's, 
and her beaut:- hA« been the Inspiration of painters and sculptor^?. 

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The current bill at the Hipi)o- 
drome. New York, U estimated at 
one of the most expensive ever as< 
sembled for a vaudeville house. 

Unofflcial figures place it at about 
SlS.SOO. The show is headlined b| 
Paul Whiteman at a salary ot 
>7,000; the De Marcos, »1,500; Mc- 
Donald and Oakes, |2S0; the Pet- 
leys. $500: Fleurette Joeffre, |400; 
Poodles Hannaford, |i,200: Finlei 
and Girla, |1,&00; Dare and Wahl, 
1500: Lillian Shaw, tSOO; and 24 
Hifkpodrome Girls, |1,8S0. 

The house will make a drive foe 
"names" for June, it being planned 
to remain open that month at |1 top 
for nights and &0c at matinees ex- 
cept week ends. 



Sophie Tucker — Relatives 

Hartford, Conn.. May 12. 

Growing mysteriously confldentlal . 
in her home town, Sophie Tucker 
Informed the newspaper beys sb«', 
has no intention of marrying. 

"Still." said Sopb. "Mother would 
like me to and you know I have been 
always an obedient daughter." Miss 
Tucker didn't say who her mother^ 
wanted her to marry. 

Soph also volunteered the infor- ' 
mation that this summer she is go- 
ing to Russia to locate some of her 
mother's relatives. Sopir says if 
the Soviet government doesn't In- 
terfere she will be able to pick out 
quite a few. Upon returning, sc-^ 
cording to Miss Tucker, those rela- 
tives her mother can't recognize, 
she will farm out for a Russian 
dancing act and those 'properlr 
Identified, will be (^a^rIed in her 
own act, thereafter to be blUed as 
Sophie Tucker and Relative*. 



Bert Gordon** Sth Partner 

Bert Gordon, comedian, has taken 
unto himself another partner, mak- 
ing his fifth since dissolving a part- 
tiership with his brother, Harry. 

The new partner is a girl named 
Yukona. The others In order were 
0#ne Ford. Florence Schubert, Ethel 
Gray, and Alice Knowlton. 

Gordon and Yukona open on the 
K-A Circuit this week "showing'' 
the new turn. 



WEBSTEB'S STOCKHOLDEAS 

Chicago, May 12. 

Sam Lubliner and Joe Trinz are 
claimed not to be in on the Inter- 
national Booking Offices, Inc. The 
subscribers to the capital stock are 
George H. Webster, Samuel Trinz 
and Edward Trinz, each interested 
for an equal amount. 

Webster has been booking man- 
ager for Lubliner &. Trinz for some 
time, with the latter firm now 
merging with Balaban tc Katz. 



SHOWXAH JEFEATEO 

South Ben;. Ind., ilay 12. 

LeRoy Williams, assistant man- 
ager and treasurer of the Orpheum. 
South Bend, and who ran on the 
primary election for councilman, 
was defeated. 

This is the first time In the his- 
tory of South Bend that a show- 
man has ever run for a public office. 



Anne Cudahy Marrying Actor? 
Los Angeles, May 12. 

According lo Hollywood gos.slp. 
Anne Cudahy, daughter of the late 
Jack Cudahy, multl - millionaire 
sfortsman, is engaged to marry 
William Otis, a screen actor. 

The wedding, it Is said, will take 
place some time during June. Miss 
Cudahy is living Ir. Hollywood with 
her mother. « 



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Wednesday, May 13, 1825 



N. V. A. DRIVE NATIONAL SUCCESS 

SPLENDID C(M)PEiMTION AND SPIRIT 



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CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS 

April 6, 1925. 
Mr. Herb Jennings, 

Mgr. Palace Theatre, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Dear Sir — ^ ' • ■ ^ - 

At the suggestion of Jacob Wolf I am enclosing herewith check 
for $50.00 out of our Relief Fund for the N. V. A. Benefit. 
. It gives me |^eat pleasure to make this little donation to this 
worthy cause through you, and I desire to assure you that the 
citizens of Indianapolis, as well as myself, appreciate the interest 
you have shown in the worthy causes in which you and the artists_ 
participate, ?md the manner in which you as manager of your theatre 
lend your assistance. 

• Very truly yours, • "^ ; 

(Signed) 

SAMUEL LEWIS SHANK, 
■^ . . J Mayor. 



April 20, 1925. 
Mr. Dear Mr. Jones: 

Your letter of April 16th received. Thanks vgry much for the 
details regarding the National Vaudeville Artists' Drive in North- 
ampton. 

It was mighty fine of the artists to co-operate. I have found that 
the enthusiasm of the artists, and the manner in which the public 
is addressed by the speaker makes a big diflFerence in the contribu- 
tions. I want to thank them all for their splendid co-operation. 
Cordially and faithfully yours, 

£. F. ALBEE. 
Mr. W. A. Jones, — 

c|o Jones & Rea, , v ., . , . , _ 

Albee Theatre, / 

Providence, R. I. . • 



AprU 1«. 1»2S. 
My dvM- Mr. Alb««: 

I feel it my duty as a member of the N. V. A. and the vaudeviUe profession 
to call your attention to the spirit in which fhe N. V. A. drive was con- 
ducted in Northampton, Mass., on the 18-15th instant. 

In the above mentioned to^n. at the Mondtfy matinee, I was asked by the 
resident manaser, Mr. Belmont, to malie the speech for the drive, which I 
consented to. and I really felt it an honor to be chosen for such a worthy 
cause. 

Then Mr. Belmont and myself went to the other artistn on the bill and 
asked if they would do some clowninx to entertain the audience while the 
eollsction was betnc taken up to avoid a long wait. Now, then, here is 
the real obiect of my letter to you. Mr. Albee. 

I cannot express to you in words the manner and whole-hearted spirit in 
which the artists responded to the request in view of the^ fact that there 
was a very small attendance at the nmtinee; I dare,say> less than 200 in 
the entire house. This oondiUon prevailed at all three of«the matinees due 
to a ffirls' college in the town, which, as you know, is a small one in size. 
However, this did not affect the spirit of co-operation among the artists or 
employes of the theatre in the least. Each and every artist on the bill did 
bis or her bit and the same can be said for the house staff. 

There were two collections daily, and while I do not know the exact figure 
for the total amount of the three days, I can say. from what I observed, that 
the citixens of Northampton responded to our call in a generous manner. 

The following are the names of the artists who wese on the bill: Hash! 
and Osal; DeWItt and GuAther, Jonea and Rea, Patricia Fay and Company. 

The above named artists deserve a lot of credit, not for what they did to 
help the great cause, but how they did It. and with a light house at matinees 
and big at night they out-did themselves and put over real hard work, which 
was meritorious in every respect. 

In conclusion, it would be flttiiig to say that the co-operation was splendid 
in every respect. Sincerely trusting that the drive wUl be a huge success, 
and to see some more of the spirit that J saw in Northampton among the 
artists. 

With sincere wishes, I am, ,' ♦* ' " • » '< 

Sincerely, 

WM. A. JONES (Jtiea and Rea) 



April 20. 1925. 
My dear Mr. Belmont: 

I am enclosing herewith a copy o^ a letter which gave me much satisfac- 
tion and pleasure. I want to congratulate you on the spirit in which you 
entered into the National Vaudeville Artists' drive. 

\ We have had a most successful week, far exceeding our expectations. The 
smaller cities have contributed wonderfully, and the large number participat- 
ing is what is giving us the increase over last year. 
, Please accept my sincere thanks for your fine co-operation. * i';. 

Sincerely yours, 

1 "^ £. F. ALBEE. 

Mr. P. Belmont, , ^ 

Calvin Theatre, • ' -' • 

Northampton. Mass. "7'*' ^ ' ■ » 






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Letters for the Forum must not exceed 150 words in 1 
written exclusively to Variety. They may be on any' 
pertaining to the show business or its people. 

This department may be used by professionals to settle names, 
titles or priority on rights to bits or business. 

This privilege must not be abused. Complaints against Variety 
or its critics or criticisms on either will be as freely publistied here 
as any other letters.. 



Kfew York,- May 5. 
Editor Variety: 

Variety printed an article of 
Harry Holton Luther, stating It was 
said I had been his wife. 

Please print a denial for me. I 
was never any more to this Harry 
H. Luther than an acquaintance and 
that a forced one on his part. 

Yenita OouU. 

The story referred po by Miss 
Could appeared in the News From 
the Dailies (Chicago) in Variety of 
April 29.) „ ' , . 



Editor Variety; 
, Detroit, May 10 

(In reference to story in Variety 
about George Usher belag arrested 
In Mlddletown, Conn., by agent and 
explaining his arrest hy saying a 
former booking agent was the com- 
plainant on charges of ot ing its 
agent back commissions. I was ar- 
rested in Mlddletown but not by an 



agent for non-payment of commie 
sions but by the producers of 
"Marriage Versus Divorce" with 
which act I had beien connected for 
five years. I was arreated by these 
producers for booking the act for 
two weeks In New England without 
what they called their sanction al 
though they had given it. ^ 

In accepting these two weeks t 
was prompted only by th> lesire to 
keep the act together, netting Just 
enough money to give the other 
three raemflers of the cast salaries, 
my own end being far below my 
salary. 

When the case was brought to 
trial at the Jeffer.son Market Court 
April 29, it was thrown out with 
an apology from the judge for false 
arrest. 

The name of 'Ueher" in show 
business has always ^een above re- 
proach, and it was only through my 
consideration for this agent (?) 
that I didn't come forth and tell the 
whole thing earlier. Oeorge Vaher 



INCORPQRATIONS 

New York 

J. W. E. Holding Co., Manhattan. 
Pictures, etc.; capital, 500 shares, 
no par- value; directors, Samuel C. 
Wood, H. C. Hand. R. J. Gorman. 
Attorney, S. Ryan, Albany. 

F. B. Rogsrs' Motion Picture 
Cerpi^ New York county. Capital ,500 
shares, no par value; directors. H 
W. Paprockl, H. B. Holland, F. C. 
Taylor. Attorney, T. J. Curran, 36 
Nassau street. 

John P. Brawn Corp^ Manhattan. 
Theatre proprlfctors, etc.; capital, 
$1,500; directors, J. P. Brawn, 
George J. Connor, Wllllnm Blrna. 
Attorney, Henry Oreenberg, 99 Nas- 
sau street. 

pffy Pre^uctjons, Manhattai^ 
Plcturee; capital. $10,000; direc- 



tors, S. E. Grey, Beatrice Suttmelr, 
Gerald Donohue. Attorney, S. E. 
Grey, 25 West 45th street. 

Stafford Amusement Apparatus 
Co., New York county. Amusement 
apparatus; capital, $200,000; dlrec- 
tor.s, William J. Stafford, Peter Na- 
del, William J. M/cGrath. Attorney, 
J. A. Byrnes, G47 Fifth avenue. 

A. G. 8teen, Inc., Manhattan. Pic- 
tures; capital. 100 shares, no par 
value; directors, A. G. Steen, Ed- 
ward M. James, Cella .Shakln. At- 
torney. Edward M. James. 1650 
Broadway. 

Pen and Pencil Films, ^Manhattan. 
Pictures; capital, $5,000; directors, 
B. Glneburg. H. Berlin, B. Winthell. 
Attorney, B. Ginzburg, 116 Nassau 
street. 

Ballroom Entertainment and 
Service Corp., New York county. 



Theatres, dance halls, etc. ; • <^pital, 
$5,000; directors, Sidney Peuer, 
Jack Feuer, Edward Fuche." Attor- 
ney, David L. Sprung, 7 East 42d 
street. 

Fiat Holding Corp., Manhattan. 
Real estate, theatrical, etc.; capital, 
300. shares, no par value; directors; 
Nancy Lesser, H. A. Shapiro, Jacob 
OruriMt. Attorney, Monte London, 
270 Madison avenue. 

Benak Films, Yonkers. Picture 
negatives and. positives, etc.; cap- 
ital. 200 shares, no par value; di- 
rectors. Dorothea Fleming, Whit- 
man Bennett. Pearl Cohen. Attor- 
ney, Myron L. Lesser, 366 Madison 
avenue. 

Kraut Amusements, New York 
county. Masques, pageants, com- 
munity drarfias, etc.; capital, $10,- 
000; directors, Arthur L. Kraut, 
Morris Kraut, E. Hugo Taussig. At- 
torney, A. L. Kraut, 305 Broadway. 

International Reception Corp., 
Manhattan. Pictures, theatrical; 
capital, 1,000 shares, no par value; 
directors. Van Dyke Hill, O. H. Fox, 
Lyman Sesseh. 

Gaycort Amusement Corp., Brook- 
lyn. Pictures, etc.; capital, $20,000; 
directors, Leon Greenfield, Bernard 
Greenfield. Abraham Greenfield. 

Q. and K. Amusement Co., Brook- 
lyn. Roof garden, amusement park; 
capital, $5,000; directors. P. Porcel- 
la, H. G. Loew, N. Koeseff. Attor- 
ney, Q. J. Pordella, 30ft Broadway. 

The Chatterboxers, Ijbc, Man- 
hattan. Theatrical, pictures; cap- 
ital. 100 shares, no par; directors, 
R. W. Krakeur, J. M. Welch, C. O. 
Holland. Attorney, A. J. Rublen, 9 
Eiast 41st street . 

C. F. Z. Producing Corp., New 
Tork county; theatrical; capital, 
110,000; directors, Geoi^*-D. Cukor, 
J. M. Zwlckl and W. P. Folmer. At- 
torney, M. Cukor, 261 Broadway. 

Bhore Read Theatre Corp.,'6rook- 
lyn; theatres; capital, $200,000; di- 
rectors. J. B. Berger, Frederick 
Huebner, Anita Huebner. Attorney, 
Joseph P. Slensby, Richmond HilL 

49th St. Studio Corp., New York 
county; deal in pictures, etc.; capi- 
tal, $10,000; directors, Samuel Cahen. 
Dorothy Starr and Nathan Raff. At- 
torney, Edward Petlgor, 23a West 
42d street. 

Dealeon Producing Co^ Manhat- 
tan; theatre proprietors, etc.; qapi- 
tal. $6,000; directors, Alex Warner, 
Gerseen Warner, Harry E. Diamond. 
Attorney, William Klein, New York. 

Fridsy Operating Co., Brooklyn. 
Amusement devlce.s; capital, $10,- 
000; directors, Daniel McNamara, 
Jsy E. F. McCarthy, William J. 
Woods. Attorney, Daniel McNama- 
ra, Jr., Mechanics Bank Buiding, 
Brooklyn. ....... , 



A. J. Bart Amusement Co., Kings 
county; plays, comedies, etc.; capi- 
tal. f2,l«0; directors, Agatha J. Bart, 
Samuel N. Kuhn, James B. Robin- 
son. Attorneys, Perry & Heith, 376 
Fulton street, Brooklyn. 

First Strongheart Unit, Manhat- 
tan; pictures; capital. 200 shares, no 
par value; directors, H. C. Hand, B. 
C. Wood, R. J. Gorman. Attorney, 
S. Ryan, (5 Cedar street. 

Ok>rilia Corp., Manhattan; thea- 
tres, etc.; capital. 100 shares no par 
value; directors, Charles F. Murphy, 
Charles Marvin, Ralph A. McClel- 
land. Attorney, Charles F. Murphy, 
141 Broadway. 

Manners Family Films, Buffalo; 
pictures; capital, 100 shares no par 
value; directors, C. Davidson, R. W. 
Snow, P. 8. Davidson. /Attorneys, 
Albrecht & Weaver, Buffalo. 

Fiat Holding Corp., Manhattan; 
theatrical proprietors, etc.; capital, 
300 shares, no par value; directors, 
Nancy Lesser, H. A. Shapiro, Jacob 
Grumet. Attorney, Monte London, 
270 Madison avenue. 

Wagstaff Amusement Co., Troy; 
amusement, entertainment, etc.; 
capital, $1,000; directors. Frank C. 
Wagstaff, Gertrude Wagstaff, James 
J3.. Reilly. Attorney, Joseph Besch, 
Jr., Albany. 

Hippodrome, Inc., Manhattan; 
theatrical; capital. $1,000,000; dlrec- 
-tors. J. A. Hopkins. A. T. Sherman. 
L. E.. Thompson. Attorney, M. 
Goodman, 1664 Broadway. 

Natce Theatres Corp., New York 
county; theatre8,«etc.; capital, 100 
shares, no par value; directors, Har- 
old B. Franklin, Ralph A. Kohn, 
Frederick L. Metzler. Attorney. 
Ralph A. Kohn, 466 Broadway. 

MfSMuri Operating Corp., Man- 
hattan; manage and sell theatres, 
etc.; capital, $6,000; directors, Mar- 
tha Vargas, Lewis M. Scheuer. Aus- 
tin C. Keough. Attorney, Lewis M. 
Scheuer, 486 6th avenue. , 

Masaachusetfs 
Qolden Eagle Cinema Co.; Boston; 
toysupply entertainments, $50,000; 
2,000 shares, each at $25; president, 
L. Mellano Rossi; treasurer, Giu- 
seppe Sordino, Ermino Sordlllo. 

B. P. Schulberg Prsductiona, Inc., 
of New England; film.s; $3,000; 30 
common shares at $100; president, 
William C. Hutch; treasurer, Mau- 
rice Tobey; David A. Marshall. 

CheUea Theatre, inc., Boston; 
$25,000; 250 shares at flOO; presi- 
dent, Maurice B. Holsberg; treas- 
urer, Isadora Kats; Harry W. Segal. 
. Dependable Pictures Corp., Bos- 
ton; $100,000; 10,00^ shares at $10 
each; president and treasurer, Max 
Feldman, Roxbury; Theodore Shops. 
' Costnopolitari Theatre* and Film 



Co., Inc., Boston; $25,000; 2,500 
preferred at $10; 2,500 shares com- 
mon, no par; president, Robert W. 
Cobe; treasurer, Fred A. Reardon, 
Worcester; William E. Ferguson. 

Qolden Distributing Co., Boston; 
pictures; $10,000; president, Edw. A« 
Golden; treasurer. Maurice Tobey. 

The Merchant, Inc., Brookllne; to 
operate picture theatres, $25,000; 
2.600 shares at $10; president 
Charles P. Atkinson; treasurer, 
Michael A. O. Leary; Gertrude F, 
G'Leary. 

Joyland, Inc., Springfield; 991 
shai<-s, no par value; president* 
Irving L. Johnson: treasurer, Har« 
old H. Flowers; Gertrude B. SheN 
don. 



Rhode Island 
Rhode Island Cycledroms Co.; 
,600 shares common stock, no 
value; Jas. E. Dooley, Nat Butlen 
Charles Turvllle, Peter LaudatJ^' 
Edison W. Brown. 

Community Theatres, Inc., Provl*' 
dence: . $100,000; Daniel Howland, 
Martin Kaufer, John L. Cafeey, 
Courtland L. Potter, Louis Huntoqn, 
Daniel A. Clarke, Arthur Van Darta, 
Rocky Point Natatorium COit 
Providence; amusements, $50,000; 
600 shares preferred at $100 and 1,- 
000 sharjes common, no par value; 
H. MInot Pitman, Bronxville, N. Y.; 
Jas. A. Tlllinghast, Colin MacR. 
Makepeace. 



Indiana 

Charlie Davis Orchestra, Inc., In- . 
dlanapolis, musical brokerage; 1,000 
shares, no par . value ; director!, 
Charles F. Davis, Miriam Brown 
Davis, Lawrence E. Morris, ThelmA 
Sailors Morris. 



JUDGMENTS 

Pelham Heath Inn, Inc.; Thoft^ 
Cusack Co.; $62.95. 

Louis I. Isttuith; Punch & Judy 
Theatre Co., Inc.; $1,170.38. :S: 

Frank Egan; Clarke Silvernall;^ 
$93.75. 

Jot. Pani; Wagner Assets Reallza' 
tion Corp.; $6,668.61. 

Stauch Restaurant Corp.; House 
of A. Sllz, *nc.; $495.76. 

Sidney R. Lath; J. B. Gardner; 
$138.22. 

Creation Pictures Corp.; I. Oppen- 
helm; $1,418.97. 

Monte 'Carlo and Alma Sanders; 
B. M. L. Ernst et al.; $158.93. 

Leslie Payne (professionally Let- 
lie Carter); R. D. Albertlni; $1,507. 

Milton Schiilerj Fred Grctsch 
Mfg. Co.; $347.80. 

Ziegfeld Follies; E. Herbert et al.. 
ex'ra.; $3,695.30. 



I Wwinciday. M ay 18. 1H8 

.""VARIEnr ADVERTISE 

By JUUAH ELTINGE 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 



(Another of a aerift of requested article$ upon a<Jvertiaing bcnfUa of 
'ifarieti/, each written by an advertiser in the paper.) 




j|« for •everal years I have reaped 

benefits of paid publicity in 

Mlety. I a°> quallfled to spealc to 

«' point on what I have learned 

Ibout it. 

^is season perhaps has been the 
it in benefit for me, since I have 
In picture houses, playing con- 
oously with only my personal 
sentativc. Jack Wall, and Va- 
ity to book me. I have had no 
t, booking direct, 
admit that a portion at least of 
success and bookings I have 
with this season has been in 
small mcashre due to the splen- 
co-opcratlon given me by V'a- 

uring the several years I have 
|>(Btn In the show businesR, in vau- 
deville as an act and as a head- 
liner, and at the head of my own 
musical comedy companies, also 
nojk- in pictures, I have never fal- 
tei'ed in my belief that advertisinf 
pays. Trade advertising pays In an 
other way. It can work for trade 
pttioHclty which may only be thor- 
oughly obtained through trade pa- 
pers; it can promote me among 
those who may want my services 
and it may promote my salary. 
Getting t« the Trade 

I can not get to the trade with 
ft certainty through the medium of 
Allies, weeklies or monthlies. As 

try daily paper publicity when I 

^nt to get to the lay public, so 
I try trade paper publicity when 
I want to get to the theatrical 
public. 

If by advertising In Variety I can 
ttract the attention of more than 




one manager who may want me, 
that Is building up competition for 
my servl es. Competition means 
more money or better terms for me. 
That I discovered years ago when 
first advertising In Variety and I 
have clung to Variety, almost ex- 
clusively, ever since. It gave me 
results for my paid publicity, al- 
ways In display type, and I 
have often made use of Variety, 
In fact I think I am among its 
oldest ant', most frequent adver- 
tisers. 

Boost Master General. 

I might say I have observed re- 
sults In other ways from Variety. 
The free publicity In Variety in 
connection with my stage work, 
whether in stage or screen the- 
atres, ...18 been Invaluable. None 
of It did I ask for. None of it did 
I ever see before I bought the paper 
it was in. But somehow Variety 
appeared to recount my show en- 
gagements now and then In a re- 
sourceful way, especially when ii 
became a matter of what i -.is 
drawing at the box office, and this 
kind of publicity made Itself moHt 
fmpressive among managers and 
beneficial for me. 

I am. glad Variety asked me «o 
say something about Variety ad- 
vertising. Often had I thought c.f 
doing this very thing witiicut be- 
ing asked, but it struck nie each 
time that that would be such an 
apparent play for free publicity that 
Variety would chuck it Into the 
waste t>asket. 

So here It Is and my hat is off 
to the Boost-Master General of the 
whole show business — "Variety." 




INSIDE STUFF 



OH VAUDEVILLB 



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K.-A. HOUSE 
FOR CAR BARN 
SHE 



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,Will Build 5,000-Seat 

Theatre at 50th and 7th 

•—Plans Completed 



E. F. Albe* will build a 5,000 
Mat pop yaudeville houfle on the 
alts of the present car barna at 
Both street and Seventh Avenue If 
nagotlatlona, now on with the stock 
holders of the Seventh Avenue 
Ballroad Company, are successful. 
The deal haa reached a stage where 
plans for the theatre have beeh 
drawn up and completed. 

The site was at one time being 
mngled for by John Rlngllng who 
Intended to build his New Madison 
Square Garden there but the min- 
ority stock holders of the railroad 
company blocked the negotiations. 
At that time It was reported Albee 
was associated with Rlngllng and 
would build a theatre on the site 
with Rlngllngs amphitheatre. 

At the present time all obstacles 
to acquisition of the property arc 
aald to l^ave been overcome by a 
hotel corporation with the theatre 
to be handled by the K-A people on 
a leasing basis with an option of 
purchase. 

The property covers one square 
block running from 60th to 61et 
Streets and from Seventh to Sixth 
avenues. One of the reports con- 
cerning the deal is the erection of 
several leglt houses on the side 
streets. The K-A house will front 
on Seventh avenue, according to 
the plans, and will be the largest 
pop priced vaudeville house In the 
world. 



$800,000 6% Gold Bonds 
For Orpheum's St. Louis 

Kansas City, May 12. 

The local papers have been carry- 
ing large displays this week adver- 
tising the 1800,000 issue of 6 per 
cent gold bonds, for the new St. 
Louis theatre, now under construc- 
tion in St. Louis, for the Orpheum 
Circuit. 

The announcements state the 
house will cost 11,200,000 which with 
the value of the |1,6S0,000. The 
advertisements state the policy 
will be similar to that of the SUte- 
Lake Chicago. 

The lessee is the Grand- Morgan 
Theatre Co. owned and controlled 
Jointly by stockholders of the Met- 
ropolitan Theatre Corporation and 
the Orpheum Theatre and Realty 
company, all of the stock of the 
later company being owned by the 
Orpheum Circuit. The house will 
have seating capacity of 4,000. 



BiUy B. Van a.sserts that his Pine Tree Soap, manufactured and sold 
by him. Is the only soap ever made that retains the scent of pine. Mr. 
Van claims be has been working for 10 years to perfect a soap that 
will hold the pine smell begotten from his New Hampshire acreage. 

Mr. Van has conservatively started to circulate his soap through New 
England, and it has made a very favorable impression in that section. 
The Shepherd Stores, of Boston, are hiindling and exploiting it. A slogan' 
that goes with the soap Is: 

"This soap will keep everything clean but your conscience." 

Another is: 

"You can tell it by the smell." 

Mr. Van has hundreds of slogans ready to deluge the market when 
hU marketing orRanizatlon is thoroughly In working order. Van puts 
forth especial claims for his Pine Tree Soap for actors. He says It was 
his experience with soap in dressing rooms that first led him Into experl- 
mentini' for a soap that would really clean and save collars. The soap 
.sells H' 15 cents per cake. 



Proclaimed by critics to be 

America's greatest Charleston 

dancer 

BEE JACKSON 

Special engagement this weel: 
(May 11), B. F. Keith's Palace, Now 
York, with Rooney and Bent's 
"Dances of the Hour." 

Management G. JACKSON, Long 
Beach, L. L, N. Y. 



Reformers Optimistic 



Washington, May 12. 

Sunday blue laws have 
started the new year with a 
"bang," according to C. S. 
Longacre, secretary of the Re- 
ligious Liberty Association 
here, who states that the result 
of a survey discloses measures 
of this nature in 44 states. 

One legislature passed a law 
making it unlawful for more 
than five couples to dance in 
the same place, sa]^ Long- 
acre. 



About all of the trades have and show some regard for their trade 
l>ai;er.«, excepting theatrical. Not only does the show business express 
but little interest, but as far as Variety Is concerned, the show business 
I h rough several of its organizations slight it. It purposely or not Is un- 
known. 

A.S for example, for the first time in 20 years Variety received press 
reat.s for the recent annual Lambs Gambol. The Friars Infrequently 
send Variety press scats to any of Its public affairs, and at the last 
rrinrs' Frolic the press committee deliberately Ignored Variety. And 
al.so with the Vaudeville Managers' Protective Association's annual 
banquet. In the nine years the V. M. P. A. has been giving Us annual 
afralr neither Variety nor any single member of Variety's staff has 
been invited. ^ , , 

However, with the V. M. P. A. dinner and each of them many theatr 
r;cal newspaper men have attended by invitation and as guests. 



I'rom Miami come reports of the success of Vern Soaver, a Chicago 
showman. In buying and selling real estate. He is mentioned as a <50,- 
000 gainer as a result of his speculation. 

Seaver, at one time, had the Great Northern theatre, Chicago, when 
it was a vaudeville house, and Is now co-owner with Lew Goldberg, 
vaudeville agent, of the Jeffrey (movies), which opened on the south 
.•«ide of that city about four months ago. 

Seaver contemplates settling In Miami permanently, and the rumor Is 
that the Jeffrey will shortly change hands. 



SEEK "NAMES" FOR HIPP 



Hunt "Draws" for Hot Weather. 
Marion Davies Mentioned 



The decision to keep the Hippo- 
drome open during the month of 
June has sent the management and 
bookers scurrying for "names" 
strong enough to draw during the 
hot weather. 

The Hipp has made an offer to 
Marlon Davies for an indefinite per- 
sonal appearance booklngr for the 
week of June 1. If consummated, 
the engagement would be the first 
vaudeville date for the Cosmopoli- 
tan star since leaving the footlights 
for motion pictures. 



In the new Famous Players theatre to be erected on the site of the 
present Putnam building In Times square will be a circular balcony 
around the top of the auditorium. From It a visitor may look down upon 
the audience and theatre. A glass enclosed radio studio In operation 
will be another sight, while a Picture Hall of Fame will be open for 
patrons of the theatre. 

The new Shriners Temple, on West 55th street, also has a circular baU* 
< ony around Its auditorium. 



LILLIAN FOSTES'S SKETCH 

Lillian Foster will shortly make 
her vaudeville debut under direc- 
tion of Lewis and Gordon. Her 
vehicle will be a tabloid version 
of Owen Davis' latest farce, "Peggy, 
Behave." 

It win have a supporting oast of 
three. 



FRANK FAT MISSINO 

Frank Fay, booked to play the 
Riverside, New York, this week. 
failed to appear at either the Mon- 
day morning rehearsal or for the 
matinee. 

Fenton and. Fields, at the Palace, 
doubled for the uptown house. In 
the evening Fleeson and Greenway 
went In. 

While playing the Broadw.ny last 
week Kay was said to have been 
taken III. 



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Big-time agents requesting an Independent agent to send their acts 
a wire in order that the outside agent's v<^e may be shown tha booking 
office is reported again in practise. How the Independent axcnt par- 
ticipates if he dues has been kept very quiet. # 

It Is said the wire reads to the effect that the agent can get the 
act a production contract for the season with a figure named, of course 
If.rger than the vaudeville salary. 

Meanwhile, some of the big-tlme agents are continuing, to attempt 
to book acts into picture theatres, indirectly. Variety will print every 
instance of a big-time agent trying to get any of his acts Into a pic- 
ture house. The agent may be doing It for the 10 per cent, commission 
Involved, splitting with the picture agent, but the big-tlme agent la 
trying to repeat with vaudeville as he did with musical comedy, strip- 
ping the best vaudeville acts out of vaudeville, helping to Injure 
the big time with the big-time executives unable to positively catch them 
at It, although everyone else on the Inside knew of the underhand 
work. 

If V. recurs with vaudeville you will see It In Variety. One big-tlme 
agent just missed it last week through an act he had signed going into 
pictures. It developed the act was stolen away from the vaudeville agent 
and he does not receive any part of the commission. 

Should any of the sharp-shooting picture agents mix up In these 
booking Jobs with vaudeville agents, the picture exhibitors will be warned 
against the sharpshooters as unreliable — as they are. There are many 
sharpshooters now trying to build up In picture bookings for added at- 
tractions, In New York and Chicago. They are known In both cities. 
Should the picture house agents secure an act from vaudeville on the 
level, that's lefritlmate and business: It will be printed only as a news 
item If it's printed at all, but any stand-in .stuff with a vaudeville agent 
will be published. 



In the recent lopping off of editorial and business heads of the Chi- 
cago Defender (colored Chicago newspaper) with allegations that the 
discharged men had bungled the financial records entrusted to them, 
there are two "vets" who remain on Its payroll. These men are Tony 
Langston, dramatic writer, and Frank Young, sporting editor. 

Langston was formerly in vaudeville and is well known among neirro 
professionals. 



The daughter of Ben Meroff was one of the infants kept for a time 
at a baby farm conducted by Mrs. Gelsen-Volk In an East 86th street 
flat. The woman was arrested and held under charges of gross neglect, 
pending inquiry Into the death of 25 babies. 

The Meroft child Is said to have contracted a contagious disease while 
In the establishment. The Merolffs, who were married In Baltimore, 
are separated. It was while the wife was being operated upon that 
the Infant was left at the Infantorium. 



Independent bookers are now declaring themselves In on all billing 
matter for houses In which they book acts through defraying part of 
the printing expenses to get their trade-mark on all billing matter. 

In some Instances the bookers are getting the display without cost 
through convincing their clients that a clasHi/lcation of their vaude- 
ville is an asset, and most of the house managers "going" for the Idea. 



Managers, press and public unanimously agree that 

WILLIE SOLAR 

was a laughing success during his entire Orpheum route. 

Considering offer for a return trip around the world. 

Oirectien HARRY WEBER 



Loew's Profit Increase 

Boston, May 12. 

Business at Loew's Orpheum 
Vaudeville and film) In Boston for 
the 17 weeks ending April 26, In- 
creased $35,200 over the same 
period for 1924. Net operating pro- 
fits Increased $17,133. making an 
average weekly gain In the profits 
of $1,007. 

The business for the 17 weeks 
at I»ew"s State (films) Increased 
$-'7,453 and operating Increased 
$13,257, leaving a average weekly 
ttain of $7S0 for the period. 



Producers Call It Season 

Vaude producers are in a period 
of inactivity and have practically 
called It a season rather than ex- 
periment with new verlcles 'lirough- 
out the summer months. 

A number of ants listed for 
Spring showings have been defer- 
red until autumn with the general 
opinion the alacrity of bookers, big 
and small time, to spot acts during 
the "dog days" would not be nd- 
varitageous and the bookers figure 
it a better break to hold off offer- 
liiiTK until late siinnner. , 



VARIETY 



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VAUDEVILLE 



W*aMid*r„lb7 U, MM 



RIGHT OFF THE DESK 

By NELLIE REVELL 



My celebration of Mother's Day thla year was -In the most perfect 
way that a mother could celebrate, my daughter having come all the 
way from Indianapolis to surprise me. And. too, I had a telegram 
from my other daughter and visits from a lot of friends and flowers, all 
combining to make It the happiest day I've had since this time last 
year, the day of the Friars' dinner. 

Whether Mother's Day was Invented by the Florists' Association. 
the Western Union, by Uncle Robert or Miss Jarvls. It Is a great day 
and one that every son and daughter ought to observe 866 times a 
year for the good of their own souls. As for mothers being particularly 
honored by white carnations or telegrams or boxes of candy, any woman 
who has felt the pat of tiny fingers upon her bosom or their warm 
clasp upon her arm has already been sufficiently honored. And any- 
thing else Is gliding the Illy. 

No matter how tills week ends, no one can say It didn't begin right 
tor me. Monday morning I was up bright and early, feeling fit for the 
first time In several weeks, and to prove it I had my lunch downstairs, 
after three weeks of living In a combined bedroom, dining room and 
workshop. launch over, I decided to venture still farther and set out 
to go to the matinee at the Palace, and during my journey demonstrated 
the longest way round is the beet way to the theatre. I walked around 
the block to Variety's office and met so many old friends that I almost 
missed the overture. First came Al White, my old friend of the Taylor, 
Kransman and White team. Next I bumped into Miss McGlynn. who 
is the trouble-smoother at White's studio. The studio moves next 
month. I learned. I saw Marlon Bent next, but she didn't see me. 
Then Vera Gordon, Robt Larsen from Boston, and Dorothy Hlrsch, who 
escorted me from Variety. And finally. mV eyes lit on Lailian Dean 
Hart, with whom I played the Sullivan-Conaidine circuit many years 
ago, and whom I hadn't seen since then. I also met Mr. Albee and 
promoted him for a lunch at the N. V. A. 



My two weeks* Internment, caused by my high-stepping— or, rather, 
low-stepping out of a taxicab — hasn't^been the most pleasant thing in 
the world, but It haa been alleviated considerably by the visits o/ my 
friends, among them Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Fellows, Fannie Hurat and 
her mother, and Mary Roberts Rhlnehart. , 

Mrs. Rhlnehart haa Just returned from Egypt. She enlivened her 
call by relating the tale, of the lonesome authoi-ess and the reserved 
lady. On the way across 'she decided to loaf. But she wanted someone 
to loaf with her. She chose a very pleasant looking woman who sat 
In the deck chair next to hers on the first day out, but the lady proved 
to be not exactly frigid, but at least very reserved, and the conversation 
languished quickly. At length, Mrs. Rhlnehart noticed two books in 
the woman's lap. >One was her own latest volume, the other my "Right 
Off the Chest." The woman saw her looking at them and inquired, 
as a matter of form, if she had read them. 

"Tee," replied Mrs. Rhlnehart, "I read them befor^they were pub- 
lished." . • 

"How interesting," was the answer, but still the vzoman refused to 
unbend. It was not until the v^i of the voyage the bookish lady found 
out she had been talking to the world-famous auAor of the very book 
she had been reading. And what a scramble to get l)«tter acquainted 
she then made. , .• . - 



Musicians along Broadway are telling a story on one of their number, 
a violinist, who has attained considerable* fame and fortune In the last 
few years by his fiddling. He was raised on the east side, and recently 
went dbwn there to a cafe in which he had made his start. A crowd 
of his old friends had prepared a celebration for him and at the end of 
the dinner, when asked to play something, he signified assent. The 
toastmaster got up. clapped his hands for silence, and announced: 

"Ladles n' geat'min! The chempens 'ip wlolinlst, Benneh Moscowitz, 
our old friend we knew already from a boy, is goink to play for us. He 
will play Giving Bollin's great number. 'What'll I'n> Goink to Do?" 

Jackie Coogan's press agents have been telling the world for somo 
"^ years that the young film star Is "Just a regular boy," and last week' 
Jackie proved the contention a hundred times better than a hundred 
prees agents • could. Jack Coogan, Sr., took the boy with him on a 
golfing expedition to a Long Island club, the party Including Barney 
Klawann and Isaac Glmbel. They were waiting to dUve off from the 
tenth teen when Jackie approached Mr. Gimbel and beckoned him to 
lean over. He did, thinking Jackie had some important secret to Impart. 

"Do you know what 1 think would be an awful good joke?" inquired 
Jackie, in a whisper. 

"What?" asked Mr. Gimbel. 

'It wpuld be a good Joke If I put my gum In your mustache," explained 
the youngster, and before the startled Mr. Gimbel could move the gum 
was there. 

His father invited Jackie to one side for a short but serious conversa- 
tion, and Jackie doesn't go golfing any more. But even' that didn't pre- 
• vent Mr. Gimbel from appearing smooth-shaven that same evening. 




MARGABET McKEE 

WORLD FAMOUS WHISTLER 

Held over for second week at the 
world's largest cinema theatre. The 
Capitol, New York. 

Formerly of the New York Hippo- 
drome, Harry lAuder tour, B. P. 
Keith's vaudeville. Moss Empire 
vaudeville, "Music Box Revue" and 
late of Ziegfeld's production. "Annie 
Dear." 

Address Variety. New York. 



Landlords in Sonuner 



Much aoclability and little 
activity prevails In the ca.4t- 
Ing offices of Broadway, with 
agents worrying how they are 
going to meet the demands of 
the landlord over summer when 
there is little or nothing Stir- 
ring. 

For weeks a number of the 
best known casting offices have 
meant little other than a place 
to run In out of the rain or 
for a quiet smoke. The con- 
ductors have been tolerant, 
hoping for a break, but have 
been since convinced that the 
season Is "shot" and are nuk- 
ing the best of it. 



4 A'S ELECnON 



The annual meeting of the Asso- 
ciated Actors and Artistes of 
America was held Friday at its offi- 
cial headquarters in Equity's offices. 
The organization is known as the 
Four A's and controls the American 
Federation of Labor basic charter, 
covering all union branches of the- 
atricals. 

With but on^ exception the same 
officers were re-elected. James W. 
Fitspatrick was elected second vice- 
president after a lapse of two 
years. John E^merson is interna- 
tional president; Gean Greenfield 
(head of the Hebrew Actors Union), 
'first international vice-president; 
Otto Stemart (head of the German 
White Rats Actors Union), Interna- 
tional treasurer, and Paul Dulzell, 
international secretary. 



The club members are just as well satisfied that Jackie doesn't go out 
^here any more. Because, when that noted young man is on the course 
lost balls don't mean a thing to the caddies compared to one glimpse of 
the Juvenile celebrity. 



Harry L. Cort and Barney Klawans and their respective and respected 
wives are sailing May 20 for a vacation on foreign shores. They are 
taking a 10-day boat, which proves that they arc either not afraid of 
being sea-sick or else think that they can cure it in a decade of days. 
Whichever it is, I hope they're right. , . 



"Transit Commissioner Says Woman May Smoke on Brooklyn Sur- 
face Cars," headlines the morning paper. My idea of a hilarious sight 
would be to see a woman trying to light her cigaret in an open car on 
* windy day. Women have never been able to alight from street cars 
the right way, anyhow, and> I don't see that they will b« able to get 
a light on them any better. 



One by one, all the old male institutions are falling before the advance 
•f their sisters — the cocktail hour, barber shops, one-piece bathing 
■uita, smoking cars — all are now co-educatlonal. And before long we 
yrlU iMT* to wear labels to show which sex we belong to. 



If you don't advertise in 







niETY 

don't advertise 



MUBBAT-BABCLAT AT HIFF. 

Harold Murray, tenor, and Don 
Barclay, comedian, both from 
"China Rose," have been booked at 
the Hippodrome the week of May 
18. In addition to their specialties 
Murray and Barclay will do their 
burlesque mind reading bit. 

Barclay will also work in dif- 
ferent acts on a wandering clown- 
ing assignment. 



KONDAT MATINBE MASSED 

A baggage mlx-up caused all acta 
coming Into New York from Boston 
to miss their Monday matinees. 
This applied to the Hippodrome 
where the Five Petley's didn't open 
until the night performance ^and at 
several of the Brooklyn and uptown 
stands. 



BOABDWALK VAUDK JT7NE 29 
The Globe, AtlanUc City, N. J., 
will open for the season June 29, 
playing eight-act bills of big time 
vaudeville booked by Eddie Dar- 
ling through the K.-A. (Circuit. 



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Reviving Sketch ' * 
Lewis and Gordon are reviving 
the skit "Build Your Own Home" 
with Minerva Courtenny again fea- 
tured. The piece was withdrawn 
when Miss 'Courtenay's husband. 
Jack Irwin, was stricken ill. 

It will be resumed with another 
player supplanting Irwin. 



HIE DRESSY SIDE 



B7 SALUE 

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Palace's Popular P*opl« 

The Palace this week baa stars popular with raudeville devotees. 
Julia Sanderson Is In an entertaining act wHh bar attractive looks. 
She wears a fashionable bisque shade ensemble, the flap« being shawl 
effect, with deep fringe and in fetching fashion, thrown careleMly about 
her shoulders. Ropes of jewels are used as trimming for this costume. 

The girl with Harry Kahne is well dressed In navy blue, with short 
cape back, trimmed in gold, and a heavy navy blue pirrot ruche, trimmed 
in gold, with a huge, flower for neck trimming. Her flesh shoes and 
slippers would be in better taste of a blond shade or grey. 

Pat Rooney's set is corking, and the forest lends much color, as do«« 
bis shamrock curtain. 

Mrs. Pat (Marlon Bent), making her entrance through a little door, ig 
vivacious as always, and In her "Girls of Long Ago" wears a quaint 
costume of "Longer Ago,'* with pleated lace frills and unique hat of 
feathers of that day. In her skirt of tuUe, with small bodice and 
in a straight white satin, gold and silver trimming, allver slippers. Miss 
Bent looks her best and is at her best. 

Eva Mascagno, one of the three important dancers, is clever. Her stl«i 
ver bodice and trunks worn with white tights is not as interesting as 
Norma Gallo's Spanish rig of gold with black shaWI, deeply fringed, woni 
with gold shoes and stockings. Bee Jackson Is another of the trio that 
dances well and in a pink, short affair, looked exceedingly nice. 

Rooney's act Is one of the bright pep spots on this week's bill, and by 
far the moat dressy— ^bis o^n Jazz band giving the act snap every minutt. 

Not Brilliant, but Jolly • '. 

Not -so brilliant, hut a jolly, musical comedy is "Mercenary Mary^* 
with the usual flimsy plot, pretty dancers, charming frocks, garden scenef ^ 
and many tuneful tunes. Nellie Breen's nimble toes, her vivaciousness, 
flirtatious and pretty looks even In two maid's outfits, can't be overlooked. 

The bathing suits are most fascinating, of orange, satin, one-piece, cut 
very decollette to waistline, back and front, and worn with orange hoes 
and shoes, same shade kerchiefs of orange for head bands, and square 
shawl effects in batik, with fringe are«tunnlng. 

The garden frocks of hand-painted chiffon, full skirts, with small 
waists of blues, greens, yellows and purples, some with flowers, trailing 
from waistline and others with velvet streamers from shoulder. Very 
sheer parasols of contrasting shades, some hand-painted and others 
with bouquets of flowers here and there, made a lovely set for this 
scene. , ; 

The living room done in black and white is in good taste, and Wlnnl* 
Baldwin gave the room a delicious touch of color In her green frock 
with lavender lace over-dress, caught in centre front with huge bow. Her 
wrap of green (bright) lined in silver, silver fringe, was draped artis- 
tically, and her green sljppera to match, topped off a smart outfit. ■ 



A Qirl and Desperados 

"Zander the Great," with Its touches of pathos and sunshine, winds up 
In a Mexican village, and Marlon Davies drives all of the way. The 
sand storm, with the girl failing into the hands of desperados. Is tenf^ 
realistic, and perhaps the picture's most stirring scene. ...^ 

Miss Davies in her pathetic pig tails and orphanage uniform, is a rsvf; 
elation when she finally appears with her hair done in beautiful fash* 
ion and a human frock. 

Miss Fltzroy also does good work, the picture, though not equal to th* 
play, lagging in spots, is good screen amusement with its many episodes 
and sequences. 



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Personality Counts 

It Is not often that Aeolian Hall Is treated to a Metropolitan Star's re- 
cital so late in the season. Madame Thalia Sabanleeva in songs well 
suited to her animated style, looked well in a reed effect, white taffeta, 
with Inserts of gold lace and brilliants. Her elaborate wrap, embroidered 
in pearls and gold had a Marie Antoinette collar effect, offsetting her ..j 
unusual foreign headdress. The latter was decided center part, with 6aJ]( 
high on top, decorated In a bunch of curls. 

Madame Sabanieeva's voice Is of good quality, if not always even, but 
her personality counts a lot. 



110,000 for "Art" 

Ten thousand dollars will be added to the "Art" reconstruction fund, 
the proceeds of Sunday night's benefit performance at the Met. Fedor 
Chaliapln's admirers filled the house. He contributed solos galore la 
his nonchalant fashion. 

A beautifully gowned audience of women, with their bubble and chatter, 
made a me»ry evening merrier. 



CATTS BBOTHEBS WITH SHOW 

The Calts Brothers, after 16 suc- 
cessive years as variety performers, 
have been signed for the new edi- 
tion of "Artists and Models" 
(Shuberts). 



LOEWS, HABBISBUBO 

Harrlsburg, Pa., May 12. 
Marcus Loew yesterday took over 
the Regent, the only downtown 
picture house not controlled by Wil- 
mer & Vincent. 



CAST OF CABBOLL'S BEYUE 

Harry Carroll's new revue opens' 
at an out of town K-A house Mny 
18. The cast includes Harry Car- 
roll, Jack Norton. Linda, Mrs. Bry- 
ant Wa.shburn, De Mille Trio and 
four girls. 



Charles Chase Going in "Follies" 
Charles Chase, known as the 
"dancing fool," has been engaged , 
for the summer edition of the "FoU :l 

lies." 



New Theatres Under Construction 

Appleton, Wis. (Remodeled). Owner, Fischer Theatre Co., 1513 North 
American Bldg., Chicago. Value and policy not given. 

Chicago. $900,000. N. W. corner 59th street and Kedzle avenue. Owner, 
Syndicate, C. M. Wasson pros., 343 S. Dearborn street. Policy not given. 

Detroit. Grand River avenue. Owner, J. Rubinstein, 4860 Fourth 
street. Capacity, 400. Value and policy not given. 

Detroit. Site withheld. Owner withheld, care of designer, E. J. 
Knopke, 1101 Lafayette Bldg. Value not given. Pictures. 

Hackensaek. N. J. 1400.000. 290 Main street. Owners, Bratter and 
Pollak, 739 Broad street, Newark, N. J. Policy not given. 

Mechaniesvillo. N. Y. |100,000. Park avenue. Owner, Louis L. Bu- 
ettner, 130 Simmons avenue, Cohoes, N. Y. Policy not given. 

Millburn, N. J. |76,000. Mlllburn avenue. Owner withheld, care of 
architect, Frederick A. Elsasser, 845 Broad street, Newark, N. J. Pictures. 

Ns«» York City. $600,000. 180-18« Suffolk street. Owner, corporation 
forming, H. Bllnderman, pres., 132 lielancey street. Pictures. 

Now York City. $250,000. 256-82 West 47th street. Owner, Chan- 
brok« Realty Corp., 106 Court street, Brooklyn, N. Y. Policy not given. 

Philadelphia. (New front. Hippodrome) 808 South street. Owner, 
Franklin Amusement Co., on premises. Policy, vaudeville and pictures. 

Tottsnvillo, N. Y. $150,000. Main street. Owner withheld, care of 
architect. Hyman Rosensohn, 1888 Market street, Newark, N. J. Pictures. 

Wilkinsburg, Pa. $100,000. Wood street, near Ross street. Owner, 
Peter Antonopolls, 817 Linden avenue, East Pittsburgh, Pa. Policy not 
given. 

Woodsido, N. Y. $500,000. Woodslde avenue. Owner. Co-owners' 
Apartment Co., 388 Madison aveiiue, N. Y. C. Policy not given. 



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VARIETY 



'^ - Budapeat, April 29. 

nt ifenerai theatrical slump has 
gUi^ l«ft lt« nuu-k upon the Budapeat 
^ytf*. Theatres are BtruggllnK, 
Drioee of seats are very high and 
tb* pvUle. owinff to the general 
floMtcl^l crisis, cannot afford the- 

., 09 tbo other hand, expenses can- 
npt be cut down as the actors pro- 
tect against any reduction. Never- 
tbelass things do not appear to be 
BS'had as in Vienna. No theatre 
bas, so far, been entirely stranded, 
luid whenever the situation seems at 
Its worst there always turns up a 
hit l>y * Hungarian author to 
iimootb out matters. 



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The latest novelty Is the play by 
JiBioB Biro, "Mary or the School of 
^^Itery." produced at the Belvarosi 
l(lp#atre. Biro is the author of "The 
Z^arlcza." in collaboration with 
Selchlor Lenlpyel, and also wrote 
"Mpon Flower" and "The Highway- 
WeH," produced In New York last 
year. 

In his new play he presents a psy- 
chological study of a woman who, 
afainst her will, is led astray by an 
mxprinpipled seducer and^when her 
uiisoand finds ner out, takes refuge 
-Ut suicide. On her deathbed she 
j^tars tb her hiisbahd she has not 
Vi^mltted adultery, she has never 
cared for any nian but him. When 
called before the , heavenly tribunal 
she is absolved from the crime anid 
,allawed to enter into heaven. It is 
npt the deed, but the intention that 
ttiatters. , 

'The play is notable for its deli- 
j, seate psychology and poetical han- 
tfUng. The title role was acted bril- 
liantly by a new Hungarian actress, 
^ona Titkos. 
■ ■ In the Magyar theatre a new play 
fc liy Arpad Pasitoi*, "Magnetic," was 
k lilt. The author makes use of the 



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tfctastrophe of the liner "Titanic" 
lor his plot and converts the play 
Into a sensational scenic, at the 
same time introducing an interest- 
ing problem. 

A young husband, on his honey- 
moon, deserts his bride in tha panic 
'CXUsed by the Ship's sinking. As 
soon as he is out of danger, how- 
t/K»r, he is conscience-stricken and 
«Uempts suicide, but recovers. His 
bride is also saved. She owes her 
^fp tP a young American Vhom she 



la prepared to marry out of gratl- 
tud*, but when, unexpectedly, she 
meets her husband again, she for- 
gives him and returns to the man 
she loves In spite of all. 

The husband was capitally acted 
by Julius Csortos. the wife of Glzl 
Bajor, who was taken ill after the 
third night. The play continues 
with an understudy. 

One of the greatest hits of the 
season was the satirical comedy by 
Melchior Lengyel. "The Battle of 
Waterloo," produced at the Renais- 
sance theatre. This piece is an ex- 
cellent satire on tfie screen world 
as well as of those Europeans who 
suspect every visitor from America 
to be a millionaire and try to en- 
gage them In their suspicious busi- 
ness plots. 

^That Is how Mr. Green, a small 
furrier from Detroit, who has only 
(5,000, is dragged into a flhn con- 
cern. A penniless Budapest film 
manager and a young lady prepar- 
ing to be a screen star, persuade him 
to finance the great Napolean film, 
"The Battle of Waterloo." Green, 
only comes to Budapest to visit his 
kinsmen, agrees and sacrifices his 
small sum. When his money has 
been swallowed up everybody for- 
^kes him, Including the actor who 
figures as Napoleon, so that in order 
to get the film completed Green is 
obliged to act the part of the Corsi- 
can. AH turns out for the best, as 
the film is so absurdly comic it is 
sold as a first rate comedy. 

Julius Kabos starred in the prin- 
cipal role. Green is to be acted by 
Pallenberg in Berlin and Vienna. 
The play is already sold for London, 
Paris, Italy and the , Scandinavian 
states. 



Another success was the drama by 
Imre JP'azekas entitled "Altona." at 
the Maj^yar theatre. The plot is laid 
in the Ul-renowned quarter of the 
harbour of Hamburg. Gilbert Miller 
has bought the play for American 
production. 



A new musical play' at tl*e Kiraly 
theatre, "The Page of the Empress," 
was a sensational failure in spite of 
starring Emmy Kosarl and Erno 
Kiraly. The management was 
obliged to revive, at the greatest 
possible speed, the operetta "Sybil," 
popular in America during 1916. 



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habitants. Needless to say the 
production was very mediocre and 
the play la k,illed for further per- 
^.formance. 

In spite of the excellent trans- 
lation by Ulrich Steindorff it was 
absolutely Impossible for the firm 
Which controls the play to jecure a 
better showing for it. 



Windows 

Not received with any great 
show of enthusiasm at the Burg 
theatre. Vienna. Other plays by 
the same author have aroused more 
Interest. Hilde Wagener scov<* 
heavily in the lead. 



Die Weisae Weate 

'•The White Vest" is of the usual 
run of farces, with music, which 
Charle produces on the Intimate 
stage of the Neues Theatre am 
Zoo. This time the b>>ok Is by 
Hans H. Zerlltt and Fritz Frled- 
mann-Friederich. 

It concerns the wife of a lawyer 
who gives her lover signals by ar- 
ranging what sort of a waistcoat 
her husband .shall wear: black for, 
"don't come tohlght"; white for the 
afHrmative. It includes the old 
trick of the husband spending the 
night with his wife and she be- 
lieving him her lover. As may be 
seen, nothing for New York and 
the land of play Juries. 

The ihusio by Otto Urack is what 
they call "harmless" here, an ex- 
pressive phrase. The production is 
smooth and the cast includes 
Hertha Russ, Oscar Sabo, and Fritz 
Spira. The scenery by Else Oppler- 
t^band deserves mention^ striking 
a really original note in designing: 
and possessing great charm of 
color. 



Other Late Productions 

'State Schauapiethaus: "Prinz 
Ferdinand von Homburg." By Klelst 
and directed by Ludwlg Berger 
with cast including Paul Hart- 
mann, Werner Krauss, Sonik Raln- 
er a-nd Arthur Kraussneck. ■ Intor- 
Bfttlng revival of this dramatically 
effective play. 

.DautschA Theatre: "Die Hlnter- 
Waeliller' (The Backwoodsmen). A 
draraa by Carl Zuckmaier produced 
for the "Jiingp Buehne''^ by Heinz 
Hilpcrl with a cast including Ru- 
do!j)h i'^orster. tJerda Mueller, Wal- 
t«K Frank and Eurika Meingast. 
Very "modern" play about the' 
American pioneers in which every 
form of perversity fi-om incest to 
fratricide is ascribed to our fore- 
fathers.' 

Lesaing Theatre: "Indlpohdl." By 
Gerhardt Ilauptmann with cast in- 



cluding Paul Mederow, Theodore 
Loos, and Marguerete Schlegel. 
Last play of the great German 
drainatist and undoubtedly his 
worst. It has no place on the stage. 

Leasing Theatre: "Coriolanua" 
(Shakespeare) directed by Erich 
Hngel with cast including Fritz 
Kortner, Walter Frank, and AgMes 
Straub. Uneven but far from un- 
interesting revival of a play which 
has been neglected in America 
without Just cause. 

Komoedie: "Der Krampus." By 
Hermann Bahr. The best played 
light comedy seen here this season. 
This old farce, on the line of 
"Grumpy." is still in fine shape and 
as played by Albert Basserman 
and Karl Etiinger had the audience 
continually amused. Basserman, 
particularly, need take his hat off 
to nobody, Cyril Maude Included. 

Trianon Theatre: "Yoshiwara" 
(melodrama). By Hans Bachwltz. 
Stogie stuff made palatable by the 
brilliant performance of Arnold 
Korff. 

Volkabuehne: "Segel am Ho- 
rlzont ' ("Sail in Sight"). Drama by 
Rudolf Leonhard, directed by 
Piscator with Gerda Mueller in the 
lead. Interesting chiefly on account 
of the setting consisting of a ship 
set on a revolving stage and turned 
about at various angles for the dif- 
ferent scenes. A very novel scenic 
idea, worthy of imitation. - 

Nelson Theatre: "Madame Re- 
vue" (intimate revue). Book by 
Zerlett, music by Rudolf Nelson. 
Nothing very novel but Nelson , 
knows how to write popular song 
as his "Wenn du melne Tante 
siehst" proves conclusively. The 
most important point Is Nina Payne 
who is showing Germany what ec- 
centric dancing really is. And they 
like it. 

Komoedienhaus: "The Harem." 
By Vadja. Not repeating the suc- 
cess it is having In New York. 
Show really isn't peppery enough 
for the German taste. 

Kammerspiele: "Sie selber nennt 
sich Helsinge" ("She Calls Herself 
Hel.singe"). Mystery melodrama by 
Wllhelm Stuecklen, directed by A. 
E. J^Jcho with cast inclu(Jihg Wal- 
ter Franck," Theodore Loos and 
Agnes'^traub. Not a bad popular 
Idea but hurt by lack of sympathy 
for any of the characters and lack 
of a wholesome love Interef-t. 

Keeniflgraetzerstraaae Theatre: 

"Fcanzlska." Comedy hy: Frank 
Wedekind. This play Is a master- 
piece but t:o confu.sed that it is auitc 
impo(^.sible for a director to yet any 
con8i8tah9y. Karl Heir)? Mar.tin. 
director, does wo'hdei's and IiIIh in 
the ittt^rmls.sibns With a Jaz* band. 
Tilla Durieux plays the lead with 
much 'eiKllI- while Hkns Herni-inn 
and Marianite Kupfcr do fine work 
in minor roles. 



PROPOSE REVIVAL OF 
WdRKINGMEN'SCABARET 

Harry Levy Behind Project- 
Performers Are Possible 
Hindrance 



London, May 3. 

It was certain the cabaret Idea 
would iu time reach all classes. 
Those with money have their class 
places while the 'less wealthy ate 
not without restaurant entertain- 
ment and before long' the working 
classes will have theirs. 

The idea is by no means new. 
Until recent years the north of 
England and Midland towns bad 
their public houses in which vsude- 
ville ahows took place and all that 
the audienOe waa asked to pay was 
the price of the drinks. These 
places were known professionally; 
as "spittoons" and were only a de- 
gree below the old fashioned London 
music hall where one of the most 
important items In the program was' 
always the consumption of refresh- 
ment while the shew went on. 

The idea mooted now by Harry 
Levy, member of the firm of Levy: 
A Franks, biggest owners of public; 
houses in London, is merely a re- 
turn to the old days. 

There Is no reason why the 
"working man cabaret" should npt 
prosper. It would give work to 
hundreds of professionala who, to- 
day are practically starving. The 
one stumbling block is the opposi- 
tion which ths reformers will bring; 
against this scheme when it comts; 
before the licensing magistrates. 



BELGIUM'S TRAVEL FDJK 

London, May 3. 

Belgium has entered the film pro- 
ducing world with a travel- Interest 
picture. 

This film was made during the 
recent tour on the Congo of Liorrd 
Leverhulme and has Just had its 
premiere ioi Brussels before King 
Albert, the Crown Prince, other 
members of the Royal family, the 
corps diplomatique and the Lever- 
hulme party. 



Body of Leonard Kilroy 
Found in Thames; Suicide 

London, April '28. 

The body of Leonard Kilroy, 
comedian, engaged for the produc- 
tion of a new revue, "BuU'e Eyes," 
at Brighton, was taken from the 
Thames April ?2 .after he had been 
missing for a wee'.c. 

For some time Kilroy had been 
unable to study and was forced to 
give up several engagements. After 
a fortnights' rehearsal with "Bull's 
Eyes" he was still unable to remem- 
ber bis part and, owing to his dis- 
appearance, the production of the 
revue had to be postponed. 

Ab Inveslgator for the Variety 
Artists' Benevolent B^und gave 
evidence n^ had known Kilroy for 
many years, and in 1923 lis was 
mentally affected and waj in an 
asylum f jr p. year. 

A verdict of suiC'de w) lie of un- 
sound mind was returnet*. ^ 



K. 



EGYPT 



/ 



Cairo. March 24. 

"Giuletta e Romeo." Riccardo Za- 
donal's o|>eru, waa produced for the 
first time in Egypt at the Royal 
Opera here. It is to be noted this 
operatic version of "Romeo and 
Juliet" does not follow the Shakes- 
pearian drama. There are three 
principal characters. Giuletta (SUni 
Zawaska). Romeo (Genaro Barra) 
and Tebaldo (C&rmelo Maugeri). 

The opera was well received, 
especially by English-speaking 
oper agoers and the press. 



The theatrical event of the sea- 
son is tbe arrival here of Clara 
Tambour. French comedienne, with 
her company. She is playing at the 
Kursaal Cairo and is a success. 

The cost of tbe company is about 
1300 a day and the receipts are 
reaching about $750. 

Mile. Tambour is accompanied by 
3llle. Suzanne Larzac, Marguerite 
Cava, Claude Harold. Dumeahll and 
Bertie. 

The company is trying to arrange 
for another series performances at 
another theatre before leaving for 
Alexandria, whtee it is due at the 
Alhambra. 



CorsL. Laparcerie Is also here, and 
is accompanied by her husband, Jac- 
ques Richepin. She is appearing at 
the Royal Opera, Cairo. , 



Tom Edwards, the huntsman ven- 
triloquist, gave a few performances 
before English and American audi- 
ence.s. He was supported bv Alice 
Melville. Edwin Adeler, the Jenkins 
And Jessie Mountjoy. 

Business was somewhat off. 



John O'Sullivan, tenor, who waa a 
member of the opera e compimy 
which played at the Royal Opera, 
Cairo, and Alhambra, Alexandria, 
•this season, has scored a personal 
success here. 



iwcked houses at (he Irish, Alexan* 
dria. 

•■Circusmanla." with Max Linder, 
waV not well received, although the 
star is very poplar here. 

"Parle Lo Null." at the Cinema 
Union, and "ParU" at the Kleber 
Palace, did well. The second was 
much preferred, although the first 
attracted many people becaae of the 
title (Paris by Night';. 

The agent of WestI is looking for 
a theatre here for the exploitation 
of its pictures. One of them. "Le 
Prince Charmant," whi. Jaque Cate- 
latn and Nathalie Kovanko, did well 
In Alexandria, but the others, which 
include "The Tragedy of Love," with 
Mia May. were not well received. 



Owing to the success of "Keoolgs- 
mark." a well known firm of Alex- 
andria decided to buy the biggest 
French pictures t>erore work is 
started on them. Contracts hove 
been signed by "La Chatelaine du 
Liban." from a novel by Pierre 
Benoit. and "La Princease des 
Clowns," which Andrj# Hugon will 
direct. ^ 

These contracts will advance the 
prices of French prodctlons with a 
result that no firm hftt will prob- 
ably buy them. 



Pictures 

"TJie Miracle of the Wolves." the 
much talked about French picture 
presented recently at the American 
Cosmograph, Alexandria, was With- 
drawn at the beginning of the sec- 
ond week. It is said this picture 
was sold in Syria fer exploitation 
there and that the firm which 
bought it la.aoyr willing to resell at 
a lower figure. 

"The Sign of Zorro" played to smaller 'type 



An action by Boclete Anonyme 
Francalse des Films Paramour.t (F. 
P.-L.'a*branch in Paris) against the 
American Cosmograph of Alexan- 
dria will come before the court vevy 
soon. Owing to the latter having 
written on posters and. programs 
"The Ten Commandmentr' as a sub- 
title when advertising an Austrian 
picture called "The Moon of Israel." 

It will be noted that such a case 
has been won by Paramount recent- 
ly In Germany for the same picture. 
The American Cosmograph alleged 
that as its picture deals with the 
same subject there is no reason why 
it would not advertise It. 

The American Cosmograph did 
the same thing recently with a 
French picture caHftd "Fabourg 
Montmartre." As this tow i knew 
that competitors had secured the 
rights for three French pictures 
called "Paris la Null," "Paris", and 
"Paris qui Dort," its posters and pro- 
grams had "Paris" in big letters fol- 
lowed by "Faubourg Montmartre" in 



SOUTRAFRICA 

(Cont&iued from page 2) 

dies. "The Show," "Welcome Stran- 
ger," "Blood and Sand." 

Grand (African Theatres, Ltd.). 
Pictures shown: ""The SP^ed Spook," 
"Half-a-Dollar Bill," "The Spoilers." 

Wolfram'a (African Theatres, 
Ltd.) Pictures. Business good. 

His Majeaty'a (Minzenberg), (Af- 
rican Theatres, Ltd.) Pictures. 

Regal (Wynberj), (African Thea- 
tres, Ltd.) Pictures. 

Globe (Woodstock). (African The- 
atres, Ltd.). Pictures. 

Premier (Roudebosch). 
Theatres. Ltd.). Pictures. 

Lyceum (Observatory), 
Theatres. Ltd.). Pictures. 



(African 
(African 



FORD'S 1ST NAT'L FILMS 



Specials at New Houaa — Flaahing 
Subtitles in French and English 



' Paris, May 8. 

Reginal Ford has signed a con- 
tract with Robert Schless for a spe- 
cial run of First National pictures 
at Ford's new Cameo Hall here. 
The first relets will be "The'Sea 
Hawk." to be followed by "The 
Lost World." The remaining pic- 
tures will be chosen during the next 
few days. , 

Ford has launched an Innovation 
at his Anglo-American picture house 
here, the Cameo, by having subtitles 
fiashed in English and French. 



HOLLAND'S QUEEN IN FILM 

London, May 3. 

Abe Meyer, associated with Hugo 
Relsenfeld in the management of 
the Rialto. Rlvoli and Criterion 
(New York), has arrived here en 
route for Holland to make final ar- 
rangements for a film in which the 
Queen of Holland will take an Im- 
portant part. 

"[^^he scenes in. which the Queen 
is concerned Will be "shot"" during 
the j^reat International Spring 
Flower Show. . , , 

C:oL W. E,, C^Iarke Is f .ssoclaled 
with Meyer in the enterprise. Both 
arrived on the Mauretanla. 



Catherine Ley, alias Mme. Cath- 
erine, described as a teacher of 
palmistry, was charged at the Crim- 
inal Court, Cape Town, with at- 
tempting to commit theft by false 
pretenses that she could disclose the 
past and future by means of clair- 
voyahcy and palmistry. 

She was found guilty and fined 
$75. 



Gordon, Aubrey and Hart, Calno 
Trio. Barker and Wynne. 
• Week of March 80: Maldie 8?ott. 
Iris and. Phyllis. Gouhl and Gordon, 
Jay Whidden. Barker and Wynne, 
Calno Trio, Bradley and Hamilton, 
Ijarrlsa Bros. 

week of April «:Bert"ErroI, Jei"."* 
and Tony, Nick Morton, Van Delfts, 
Frank Fay, Barker and Wynne. 
Bradley and Hamilton, Harrison 
Bros. 



Orpheum Theatre week of Marrli 
23: Mosle Lloyd, Keeley and Al- 
dons, pictures. 

Week of March 30: Donald and 
Carson, Marie Lawton, pictures. 

Week of April 6: Jass and Jtnsla, 
Donald and Carson, pictures. 



F'or four nights, commencing 
Apiil 1.1, a local Jewish operatic 
company occupies the Opera house, 
staglnff "Shulamith" and "Bar- 
Kochba." The leading roles will be 
played by Joel Myerson, tenor, and 
Alice Sylveia, with a chorus of 80. 



Carlton Theatre — Pictures. 

Alhambra Theatre— Pictures. 

Palladium — Pictures. 

Jappes— Pictures. 

Lyric — Pictures 

New Bijou— Phturc^ "Plensur*? 
Mad," "Three Women" and "Moon 
of Israel. 



At the Railway Institute, Cape 
Town for one night, April 9, a Pro- 
fessor Nicola, advertlced as the 
world's famous handcuff king, gave 
a free stunt, being tied in a strait- 
Jacket, and escaping In midair. He 
professes to make escapes and also 
tells fortunes. This is not the Nicola 
who toured South Africa about four 
years ago. The real I</icola, W. J. 
Boosuit, is presenting at the Rail- 
way Institute for a short season, 
commencing April 13, the model of 
the famous Strasburg clock, said to 
bo a wonderful Invention. 



Mark Ilarrbrnire'. well-known pl- 
.inist, AvIIl tour South Africa, open- 
InK at the City Hail April rj-24. 



JOHANNESBURG 

At lli.s Majefity'* theatre I^eon M. 
I^ion. Kciice Kelly and company are 
playiim a return visH under direc- 
tion oi Alrlcan Theatres.. Ltd., with 
John Calsworthy's "Windows." 
nusiiips.'^ Im good. "Outward Bound ' 
week April 6. 



African Film Productions, Ltd., 
have been appointed official cinema - 
tographera of the Prince of Wales' 
tour through South Africa, from 
the landing at Cape Town to the 
departure. Five cameramen will be 
assigned during the tour, which will 
be shown weekly In the "African 
Mirror" (news reel). The entire 
film will later be screened at the 
Wembley Exhibition . 



r 



, ,. NATAL 

(Durban) 

Theatre Royal — Dark. 

The Criterion, vaudeville and pic- 
tures, is doing business, as the 
cinemas are the only opposition. 

Week of March 30: Bert Enrol and 
Ray Hartley, The Pantons, Frank 
Pay. Pictures. 

Week qf April 6: DIo Pla, Jay 
Whidden, Freda Gross, Calno Trio, 
pictures. 



King'3 Hall, recently opened as a 
suitable acquisition to Durban for 
dances, concerts, theatrical shows 
and cinemas. Seating capacity. 
1.2'W. 



The Empire Palace in drawing 
good houses. Week ef March. 23: 
.Muldif Sfv.tl. Jay Whidden. I'rill 
.Mall-. Iri? and Phyllis, Gould and 



Translating B«n Johnaon 

Paris, May ?. 
Ldgne Poe U arranging to mount 
Ben Johnson'a "The Fox," to be en- 
titled "Valpone" for the Maison de 
I'Oeuvre. 

Johnsoh's works act little known 
in France. 



Vi. 



n'- 



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VARIETY 



NEW AttS THIS WEEK 



T^m^mtfj^mmw' i^m)\im ••»*•; u^..iiijjni-::ic»?-r 



Wednesday, May 13, 192^ 



CO-OPERATIVE SERVICE DEPT. 



Original Four Madcaps— Very attractive on ama]! time. Dancing of 
several varieties. Easily turned into more importance and for inter- 
mediate booliings if developing act more along Unea of former Four 
Fords. Bime. 



Cliff Green — Monologist and card manipulator. Bright material, excel- 
lent delivery and an adept at palming. Could hold early spot on big- 
time bills. Reviewed at City, New York. Con. 



BORRAH MINEVITCH 
Harmonica Soloist 
7 Mins.; One 
Palace 

Coincident with what seems to be 
a growing fad for mouth organs 
comes this youthful harmonica solo- 
ist, who seemingly floored the house 
with bia appearance aod then went 
OB to render four selections to much 
approval. 

Minevitcb,^ as to the front ^e pre- 
sents dressed in a dinner Jacket, be- 
gins where most of the dance or- 
chestra boys proverbially end. For 
that reason he's a cinch with the 
feminine patrons before starting. 
His playing sounds intricate and 
smapks of eipert technique during 
she manifold variations of the theme 
melody, -whatever It may be. The 
repertoire is away from "blues," and 
mainly confines itself to popular 
dance selections of the s«mi-cla8si- 
cal type. Minevltch seemingly de- 
pends upon his manipulation for ef- 
fects to get the numbers across. 

Not without showmanship, this 
boy had sufficient presence of mind 
to pass up an encore which he could 
Justly have taken without being 
charged with larceny, and, plus his 
clean-cut appearance, should be well 
able to kill time with a rptite. 

However, the understanding i« 
that he sails for London early in 
June, where he should find it an easy 
existence. 8kig. 



KIMBALL and GORMAN 
Piano, 8onw' Dances (Cyctorama) 
14 Mins.; Full SUge 
Grand Opera House 

Man and woman in ordinary 
dancing routine. A male pianist in 
Eton collar and Jacket adds a touch 
of class at the box. The pair work 
full stage t:losed in by a blue cyclo- 
rama. 

The opening number -with the boy 
in tuxedo and the girl in short- 
skirts Is a song and dance, the 
dance, following. Neither one can 
follow any of the innumerable 
"Charleston" dancers now cutting 
up. 

An Imitation of Ted Lewis by the 
boy. The impersonation of Lewis 
singing and playing the saxophone 
Is a mild reproduction and not over- 
faithful but got over here. 

The' girl after a change to long- 
stockinged musical comedy costume, 
does a good eccentric acrobatic solo. 
This was followed by a conrventlonal 
eccentric dance of the boy, featur- 
ing ankle slides and "winding the 
clock." 

A piano solo next and the finish 
the "flash." The pair make an en- 
trance from seats on a prop hobby 
horse. In "Wooden Soldier" cos- 
tumes, rerjembling Fred Walton's 
standard character, they do a song 
and dance hich puts them away 
safely. Good small time flash. 

C»n. 



ROONEY and BENT, (18) 
"Dances of the Hour " (Revue) 
33 Mins; Full (Special) 
Palace 

Probably as fast a dancing act 
as vaudeville has ever seen with 
seven girl specialists and a seven- 
piece band, outside of the family, 
augmented' by Pat, Jr. 

The turn is almost entirely dedi- 
cated to terpsichore, the only ex- 
ceptions being a bit of verbalising 
by Pat, 8r., during which is in- 
troduced Miss Bent, while the 
youngster is down front for a popu- 
lar song to which he tacks t>n a 
snatch of hoofing. Other . than 
that, it's one girl after the otbes 
with all types of . dancing being 
covered, spaced by the elder Pat 
contributing two- solos. Beyond 
those instances the elder Pat con- 
fines himself to directing the bAnd, 
hoklng it up for laughs and cross- 
firing with the boy. 

Bva Mascagno, Norma Gallo and 
Bee'Jackson are the only girls pro- 
grammed. One of the entire seven, 
the first out cut loose with a con- 
tortlonlstie acrobatic dance that 
threatened to tie everything in a 
knot before the act was three min- 
utes old. It's unquestionably a 
healthy start but equally true is it 
that tbe instance is worthy of a 
later spot as It but detracts from 
the following girls for the next 10 
minutes. Another of the septet 
8. ems particularly proficient at 
lightning turns and spins, winning 
sizeable recognition on this account, 
while the remainder of the con- 
tingent hold enough Individuality 
in dances so that each definitely 
leaves a mark at some time or an- 
other. 

The band listens as an average 
instrumental combination of the 
kind ably playing the highly geared 
tempo. Besides these musicians is 
carried a pit. leader. 

The act consummates a strenu- 
ous half hour. It is crammed with 
superlative alction and easily took 
the high applause total of this 
week's Palace show in closing In- 
termission. No one left their seats 
until the family came out to ac- 
company .Pat, Sr., during his few 
words of thanks. The latter la evi- 
dently restricting himself to a cer- 
tain amount of stepping and no 
more, but he Is on the stage at all 



PAUL WHITCMAN 

and His Cohosh Orcliostra (IB) 

4t MiM.| PyH Btot* 

(Spocial Plotform and SoHing) 

HippodroNio 

Vaudeville's most expensive head- 
liner and drawing card is personi- 
fied in Paul Wbiteman at I7.000, a 
record figure for band acts and only 
matched once before by the sainted 
Sarah Bernhardt who also com- 
manded that amount over here. 

For a dance orchestra, the salary 
represents much. It proves to what 
extent the dance band craxe has 
developed. It also proves that Paul 
Whlteman haS an organization 
which a bare four years ago played 
an 11 -week run at the Palace at 
$2,500 (doubling from the Palais 
Royal (cabaret), where he also re- 
ceived $1,000 weekly) and which 
can return to vaudeville at almost 
tbrice the Palace figure after hav- 
ing conqnered other fields in concert 
whore the organisation bit a gross 
high (and not infrequently) with 
$20,0«0 weekly. 

That the Whlteman organisation's 
payroll represents $5,100 in saUries 
is another indication of the progress 
of symphonic syncopation. It is 
a specialised, -flnely coached and 
thoroBghly schooled aggregation of 
musicians who make their instru- 
ments perform unusual things. That 
saxophone lead Is a loquacious, com- 
edy study all his own. The brass 
section is a subeUntial background 
which speaks oodles for the White- 
man musical brand. To top that 
Harry Perella, probably the greatest 
trick piano soloist, takes to the 
concert grand for a "wow" oppor- 
tunity; Wilbur Hall contributes 
some of his own unique and ex- 
traordinary comicalities on a fiddle 
and bicycle pump and Michael 
Pingltore, the banjo soloist, panics 
them with Intricate and amazing 
string-twanging. 

Whiteman's program is a happy 
medium. It is not musical hoke. 
It does not resort to moron appeal 
with blatant Jazz, or so-called "pop- 
ular" appeal Fitt> scenic back-ups, 
but gets to both, and beyond that, 
I with a study in syncopation that 
I distinguishes the orchestra as an 
Individuality and not of a class. 

The trite and not wholly demo- 
cratic expression about Whlteman 
l^ing "the king of them all" prob- 
ably best covers the situation for 
all Its autocratic Inference. That 
Wbiteman is the peer in bis field 
has been conceded long since. That 
he had to forsake the fields of mus- 
ical comedy and vaudeville and in- 
vade a domain heretofore foreign 
to an orchestra of its type speaks 
for itself. 

Just as Whiteman's concert ex- 
periment, which subsequently was 
conceded a success by the severest 
of the musical critics, was a novelty 
for the band at the time, this vaude- 



FLEURETTE JEOFFRIK (1) 
Coloratura Soprano 
IS Mins.; Ono 
Hippodrome 

X^iss JeofTrle is a stately prima 
donna, not too mature to bo in- 
teresting only for her gifted colora- 
tura soprano, and yet possessed of _, , , ^ „. 
that regal flare so essential in the Harris is a vaudeville veteran. 



prima donna make-up. Miss Jeot- 
frle Is accompanied by an older 
woman who might be her vocal in- 
structress or mother. 

The vocallste does three numbers, 
encoring with "Coming Through 
the Rye." Her opener Is the Melba 
waltz song, Lulgi Ardltl's "Se Saran 
Waltz" which imedlately impresses 
Miss Jeoffrie's unusual vocal ability 
on the audle(ice. Hers Is a clear, 
bell-like soprano of the popularly 
appealing order and the program 
seems happily patterned to Intrigue 
the genuine music lover and the 
average vaudeville fan alike. Meyer- 
beer's "Shadow Song" was the sec- 
ond offering, preceded b. a bit of 
explanation anent the fanciful 
tiieine. The "Norwegian " EUiho 
Song" which Jenny Lind introd ced 
over here completed tLo program 
preceding the routine encore. 

Miss Jeoffrie should flnd vau^- 
\ille to her 11' t:jg and vaudeville 
should like her. A>el. 



DAVIS and PELLB 

Acrobatic 

4 Mins.; Tw^p - . 



Palace 



-f' 



Down to four minutes in the clos- 
ing spot this male duo worked to 
an exiting house that annihilated 
whatever chance they had to gain 
a reward. 

Dressed in black gym suits the 
two men follow a well worn band- 
to-hand trail, which containeJ noth- 
ing that might be classed as original. 
The duo were on and off so fast 
the act lost whatever value H may 
have, was absolutely meaningless 
here and assuredly has some 
grounds to bemoan its thankless 
task thif week. Bkig. 



DAVE HARRIS REVUE <7) 
Singing, Dancing, Instrumental 
17 Mins.: Fi;^l (Special) 
Nth Street ' 

Nicety of direction and fertilj 
of idea in this act which piovi 
a pleasant quarter of an hoii 
"flash " for any but the beet hoij 



The present revue features fm 
girls, all pretty and competent^: 
pianist, who doubles at sevei 
things, a dancing comedian aai 
Harris himself. The comedi^Z 
whose work runs to pantomime and 
mugging, runs oft with the adt- 
stopping it with one of his eccenuifi 
dances. u 

■ The pianist also dances and playf^ 
a trumpet solo fair enough. Tha . 
girls appear in old-fashioned, > 
Hawaiian and Jazz numbers gati 
finally are given opportunity fofr 
specialty stepping in a plokout bib*'/ 
Harris gives bis robust tenor ijj^V 
opportunity and plays some ^tt^ 
dozen instruments during {>S '- 
routine. Witb the house orcheat|i« 
(one of the worst on the clreoitlti 
accompanying, some of this sounMI^ 
rather sour but it is unliliely t^: 
blame rests on Harris. The flhi 
numbers need quieting down ai 

flXing. , , x; 

The turn is fairly lavish in .«ktsf 
and costumes, although the last 
drop, like the song and its rendi« 
tion. seemed inhamoonious. Oth^r* 
wise the act is practically above 
criticism for Its type, with the w«rk 
of the unbilled comedian nota)j>e, 



LARIMER and HUDSON 

Bicycle 

7 Mins.; Full 

Palace 

Mixed bike team, with the woman 
much above average in appearance, 
and gaining recognition thereby. 

A conventional routine is followed, 
for which the male half assumes 
tramp attire. The woman opens 
with a brief song, unessential, while 
her partner flnds occasion to go out 
ot his way for comedy to but mild 
results. 



DEWEY and ROGERS 

"Honey" (Comedy) 

16 Mins.; Two (Special) 

State ■" 

E2arle Dewey and ^ Mabel Roger^ 
standard team, have had much betr^' 
ter acts than the present one. Their 
new turn is pleasant enough 
gives opportunity to work easllyi 
and quietly, but there is such tt 
thing as overdoing mildness an<^ 
tranquility and vaudeville audiencei 
would rather laugh heartily a feif 
times than merely smile agreeabtf , 
twice as often. J 

Dewey is manufacturing honey 1^ 
a small southern town. One ei^, 
pects some comedy with the beef^ 
that is 'never forthcoming. He mui 
deliver 100 pounds of honey to 
landlord or have some sort of mo: 
gage foreclosed. Miss Rogers ha] 
pens In to see him while tooki: 
for her father. After she promii 
to marry him it is disclosed 
mortgage tyrant is her old m; 
Whereupon Dewey bundles her 1; 
a wheelbarrow and says he's re 
to deliver the 100 pounds in t 



_. ^ , ^. .. . Ifashion; the only really bright id« 

The act is a worthy opener, which I j^j ^j^^ ^^ 



spot it held at this house. Bkig. 



mure, uui ne is o.i me sxage ai aii ,., . . , 

times and sufficiently dominates to '"'• ^l^*^**"*."^ ** *° adventure. 

let there be no question as to the To Whlteman It represents an acid 



episode being Just another dance 
act. His personal reception. Mon- 
day night, was tremendous. Bkifj. 



LA PALANCA TRIO 

Spanish Dsncers 

16 Mins.; Full (Special) ' ' 

City 

Two women and a man in a 
pretty cyclprama enclosed set. The 
turn opens with the male and one 
woman in Spanish attire for a 
double castinet Spanish dance. This 
is followed by a graceful toe dance 
solo by the younger of the two 
women. The girl is an unusually 
graceful dancer and a looker. 

The male announces he holds the 



LOWELL SISTERS 

Variety 

10 Mins.; Three 

Grand Opera House 

Two girls in an act that starts 
average with a song and fair kick- 
ing dance. The girls are nice look- 
ers, young and well figured in bare- 
legged kid costumes. 

The younger miss next solos a 
"Charleston," putting the dance 
across for a b^ng. A surprise fol- 
lows when her sister, after a change 
of costume, acquits her.self of a very 
fair violin solo ranging from clas- 
sical to Jazz. 

The other, after a change, is back 
for an acrobatic toe solo, following 
which they execute a Jsoft and hard 
hammer duet on the xylophone, both 
proving excellent muslolans. 

This pair have all sorts of possi- 
bilities but need direction and rou- 
tining. The entire art ishould be 



world's endurance record for "hock" 

stepping and will forfeit $1,000 tolPuHed into "one" and the opening 

anyone who can duplicate his en- "onK and dance changed. A sugges 



durance. Ho then does a prolonged 
Russian dance of several minutes 
duration. The dance is a big ap- 
plause getter and built up to im- 
portance by the announcement and 
forfeit. 

For a finish a fast tambourine trio 
dance puts them away to nice re- 
turns. The costumes and scenery 
arc Impressive with the act measur- 
ing up to the best turns of its kind 
in this class. Con. 



tion would be a "special" prologuing 
the versatility to follow. 

The girls are young, can dance, 
sing fairly well and are both good 
musicians. They would be a find 
for a burlesque producer fOr they 
could soubrct an«l load numbers in 
addition to their spcoialfy. They 
are probably cabaret graduates and 
with their present vehirje are small- 
time bound, but an experienced pro- 
ducer could lift them. Con. 



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test whether he can come back be- 
fore the $1 and $1.50 public and click 
with his advanced ideas of syncopa- 
tion as he has done with the $3 con- 
cert crowd. There's such a thing as 
being too good. Chaliapin would 
be a frost In vaudeville, for example. 
Whlteman was faced Monday with 
a parallel situation and unques- 
tionably scored. 

His program of popular numbers 
is stamped with a trade-mark all 
his own. It is syncopation scored 
to a symphonic degree approaching 
a rhapsody in color and yet replete 
with all the nerve-tlngly, feet-tick- 
ling barbaric rhythm In existence. 
And then to show it's not all four- 
four stuff, Whlteman takes Isham 
Jones' "Spain," a tango, and dresses 
it up like a symphony and changes 
pace with a familiar waltz which 
is scored Into an oCTerlng of rare 
charm. 

"Katharlna" and "Alabaniy 
^ound," In addition to the opening. 
"Be Yourself," are smart exponents 
of the" fox-trot school. "Oh Joseph" 
was an added starter. In response 
to the management's suggestion the 
37-minute Monday afternoon rout- 
ine, and its consequent acclamation, 
warranted another number. Monday 
night, 43 minutes were clocked. 

A quartet of extra l)ends forced 
Wbiteman to beg off with a few 
words anent the long show. Other- 
wise he'd be up there yet. 

There is no questioning Paul 
Whlteman for vaudeville or any- 
where. There are too many Ameri- 
can families with standing orders 
at their Victor shops for all new 
Whlteman recordings to necessitate 
any doubt about that. They alone 
could pack the Hlp for many weeks. 
Booked here for a fortnight, the 
additional option for two extra 
weeks will probably be exercised if 
the Monday draw and reception is 
a clew. Given half the opportunity, 
Wbiteman can keep the Hip open 
well into the summer witb his apt- 



WILLIAMS AND PERRY ' 
Colored Dancers 
14 Mins.; Ono 
City 

Two colored youths, one under 
cork. They have a standard routine' 
of single and double dances leaning 
mostly to eccentric ana Russian. A 
wooden shoe buck by the comedian 
registered nicely. 

For a finish the pair have a nov- 
elty. A bit of crossfire precedes it 
with the comic in a jockey cap chal- 
lenging the other to a race. Both 
do a sliding walk, the straight 
"Cheating" for comedy but the com- 
edian winning In the race to the 
first entrance. It resembles a heel 
and toe nr>atch in some respects but 
is worked up well. 
- For an encore they repeat the 
race, which is a mistake. The act 
did nicely number two at this house 
which !s the right spot for It on the 
small time bills. Con. 



A couple of special songs are \t 
terwoven and mean little partic 
larly as the couple's vocal accoi 
plishments aro far from notablj 
Two short dances are better 
they are neatly staged and ex 
cuted. The finish gives Miss Rog< 
opportunity to wear a very she 
bridal costume and she loo| 
charming. 

A featherweight vehicle, but 
couple got by on their persona 
ties. A better turn should put tt 
firmly in the running again, 
perhaps this one can be fixed by 
expert vaudeville surgeon. 



BELA8SE TRIO 
Equilibrists 
7 Mins.: Three 
American Roof 

Two men and a woman. The 
former do the work, the latter act- 
ing as a helper. The act features 
several tricks done with the aid of 
a springboard. One, the closer, is 
a peach afiU well worth waiting for. 

This feat has one man sprung 
from the board by the other who 
Jumps from the board, after he 
springs his partner, and catches the 
topmounter on his head, the latter 
making a perfect balance of a head 
stand from the spring. Neither uses 
his hand.s, the trick being a head- 
to-head catch. 

The trick is far above the or- 
dinary. Hark. 



ness for shifting programs. How- 
eveV, already ho is being considered 
for g.il.i ? tanOs In the mnjor metro- 
politan Keith-Albee vaudeville 
stands. . Ahcl. 



MARTINETTE and MAGLIN 
Comedy and Dancing 
14 Mins.: Ono 
58th Street 

Because there was no dunib 
on this particular bill M.trtinOl 
and Maglin were given the openJ 
assignment and were naturally atl 
disadvantage since their chief 
Ing point is low comedy. 

One of the men is an accoa 
plished mugger and adept at ffl 
ing, almost savagely, on his faO 
It Is his work that holds the tv 
up as the routine has little in 
favor but originality. HoweV4 
it possesses that and some come 
with four chairs might have b« 
worked up into a very funny bit.J 
' The men wear seedy rather tl 
comic outfits. If they don't 
to be completely funry in their 
tire they should be more cai 
about their appearance as the pr 
ent effect Is of slopplness. A coui 
of special songs mean nothing bt 
burlesque dance at the finish, i ,., 
nounced as an imitation of t^ 
acrobats trying to hoof, 
.stuff. ., 

A small time act wilh .t hatKf 
of better rating. 



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Margaret Remaine in Vaude 
Margaret Romaine, Mt^tropolllOi 
Opera soprano, will make bOJ 
vaudeville debut on the Keitfcf 
Albee Circuit within two wee!"" i«% 
Dinging act accomp.'>nj*'J by ^ 
pianist and a leader. 



Wctinetday, May 18, IMS 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



PALACE 

lliaua « eonglomermtloa of 

es" tb« Palao* this week Is 

to a aonn«l raudeville policy 

a bill that held Its punch at 

finish of th« first half, but 

erertheless played nicely and 

ted the mob previous to 11 

k, unusual at this bouse. Mon- 

nlght the attendance was 

ewhat shy of reaching complete 

city, but was close enough to 

,u an estimate tab it as such. 

•fhe show had a decided comedy 

fMgim- With nothing to provoke 

A^ght laugh salvos the smiles 

^Stn continuous. Thus, the audi- 

^C9 may be said tp have sat 

trough the realization of that well 

trom piirase, a pleasant evening. 

Rooney and Bent (New Acts) now 
delude Pat, Jr., In the billing for a 
ttrHflcally gaited dance act com- 
r^taing seven girls and a seven- 
band, outside the family mem- 
^losing int,ermlasIon the act 
i Jlttie beyond half an hour 
gtly took th^ applause honors, 
r outstandlrtg program Item 
(hat the show ran according to 
printed layout. Previous to the 
ey and Bent speed vehicle, 
_, Kahne and his mental tests, 
4. brouKht wholesale apprecia- 
L^ieon^ all corners. His finishing 
( of doing six things simultan- 
ly nicked the attendance for a 
ich finish albeit the trick of call- 

ator a number in the billions 
then writing a sufficient column 
ot.flgM^es to make them total that 
aaiquQt contmues to be the particu- 
1» iwjnkring contribution. 

JIUiMhe has been playing the small- 
er houses around this district for 
some ''time. His repeated requests 
to have the audience talk to him are 
pie for the upstairs stub holders and 
tiie Palace balcony clientele was no 
ekceptlon. The super-concentration- 
i^ has encountered many an embar- 
rassing moment in the lesser houses 
aad t^^t the Palace patrons are also 
fl4dic^ed to seated comedians leaves 
little hope for Kahne that he will 
every' get away from a certain dis- 
rMMg element. And this outside 
the "plants" who were so weak 
londay night as to make Kahne 
ntinuously repeat their queries in 
er to slip in the gag line. How- 
ir, the various demonstrations 
de an interesting 28 minutes on 
47th street corner and the re- 
ts sufficed to give him second 
orp. 

eritbn and Fields, who followed, 

htht Kahne back for a comedy 

that brought a hand for the 

teron his reappearance and en- 

noeci the two-act's well known 

utlne. This male duo slipped by 

tur^lly withmit straining for re- 

Its and ended to a favorable im- 

ion. Previously Larimer and 

tidson and Borrah Minevitch (both 

•w Acts) had put the show in mo- 

' Frank Crumit and Julia Sander- 

on were the subjects ot the heavy 

^pe in the second portion. Adher- 

to their former sequence of hav-' 

Crumlfs soloing pave the way 

[>r Miss Sanderson's entrance this 

ro-in-one act remains very much 

of yore, unto a majority of the 

onga. An abundanqe of "class" 

irrounds the couple to the extent 

ley unquestionably tone up any 

ludeVllle bill besides Which their 

lild and unassuming manner of de- 

Ivery is restful. The combination 

in certainly take another swing 

rAund the major houses with or 

rithout new songs. 

The Briants pushed off after In- 

iission to appreciation, despite 

»lngly reaching the crest of thefr 

>p*larlty midway. Davis and Pelle 

fjlw Acts) trailed the procession to 

the pine act bill. Sk>f7. 



VARIETY 



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HIPPODROME 

In the fall ot 1»24 Paul Whlteman 
de his vaudeville debut at the 
lace, which developed into an 11- 
eek marathon, and was the talk of 
e town with his salary at the 
la,l8 Royal of $3,000 and in vaude- 
Ue at $2,500. Today, at the Hip- 
drome, the same Paul Whlteman 
th the same style of dance music, 
lU8 ■ an uncanny sense of show- 
an's values and a reputation 
hloh carries with it the ability 
qualify as a vital magnet at the 
e, returns to vaudeville at 
I week for two weeks and 
le likelihood of an additional 
it's renewal. The enforce- 
jf the option seems certain if 
.Alonday reception is any cfl- 
h. 

le sensational Monday matinee 

ion (it was literally that) might 

)iscounted by the most skeptical 

'a professional expression of 

learty welcome from his contem- 

raries, but the Monday night re- 

ption had no ifs or huts. It was 

uhquestlonable cash audience, al- 

ost Oiling the lower floor with 

rong balcony trade (Inclement 

eather flg'ured Importantly). 

hlch acclaim^ Whlteman king of 

's domnin of symphonic syncopa- 

h- 

The respectful audition which the 
Ippodrome trench orchestra pftld 
e Whlteman recital throughout 
<|ph of its 43 minntes, including the 
^•roi-es. proves that Whiteman, of 
Ml <>r the popiilnr bandni.'istcni, 
Bsn: . viils. the iidility to compel 
B^ri iii). and acclamation from 

^■s I .Viiein|)ornries. who are pos- 
H9'>1.\ '^lis scentest boosters for, Ine 



reason they are specifically qualified 
to listen and appreciate. 

The $7,000 figure Incidentally Is 
quite a feather for Charlie Morri- 
son, the youngest Keith agent, and 
as canny and shrewd an act-sales- 
man as could be found, despite his 
dude penchant, Valentino haircomb 
etc. Morrison has given Uie Hip a 
"napie" drawing card that should 
make the public forget the rising 
temperature. 

With the "seven grand" attrac- 
tion as the keystone, a strong sup- 
porting bill has been psychologically 
spotted to build up to a climax. The 
Five Petleya opening showed only a 
male quartet, with the woman miss- 
ing. At the matinee the entire act 
was missing, due to a baggage de- 
lay. It's as bright an opener as 
has l)een seen on the K-A circuit, 
an eye-flUing mixture of trampo- 
line and casting specialties featur- 
ing the elongated chap and his com- 
edy. 

Bob McDonald and Helen Oakes. 
danc^ team, fared fairly well. Poo- 
dles Hanneford, a holdover, re- 
peated their usual equestrldn im- 
pression. Fleurette JeoffMe (New 
Acts). 

The De Marcos (Antonio and 
Nina), with their Sheik orchestra, a 
string sextet, piark their vaudeville 
return after a run with the "Scan- 
dals." Thi DeMarcos are a class ex- 
hibition dance team, their one-step 
and Charleston clicking particularly. 
The novel string orchestra not only 
accompanies, but accepted two op- 
portunities tellingly. 

.Dare and Wahl, reopenlnv the 
second half, are also late of a pro- 
duction, "Vanities." Their studied 
"awkward" attempts at acrobatics 
are a laugh from entrance to exit, 
and to prove they can really do 
something, they come back for a 
smacking hand-to-hand lift With 
Its complications and variations It 
is really flashier than It appears, but 
performed with surprising earie. 

Paul Whlteman and his concert 
orchestra cf 25, with P. C. Copplcus, 
his concert manager, credited for the 
"presentation," started at 9:50, and 
begged off at 10:33 after a quartet 
of bows by wTilteman, which forced 
a speech explaining the long r how. 
The 43 minutes is an extension of 
five over the mat performance. In 
response to a managerial request for 
an additional number. The program 
is a condensation of one of the 
concert routines. With the White- 
man organization's ability to change 
programs at will, the band can stay 
at the Hip indef. and get them coi;n- 
ing again and again. 

Lillian Shaw, facing the tough 
assignment of following the synco- 
pating smash, did mighty well. Her 
character Btuff got to 'em in almost 
no time and Miss Shaw walked off 
with a neat score. 

A May Frolic, utilizing the 16 Hip 
girls and some dance specialties, 
was an effective and economical 
cio%6r. Abisl. 



5TH AVE. 

This hou^e , generally aims to 
strike a happy medium in a combi- 
nation, of big and small-time feat- 
ures, and generally is successful. 
This week's first-half layout Is 
strictly small-tlmey, although one of 
two of the acts carded may have 

adorned the big-tlme bills some time 
or other. 

A fair show for the money, but 
marred in the early spots through 
several full-stage acts being spotted 
In rotation, which In one inatabce 
required a movie trailer to bridge 
the gap. 

Thelraa, Deonzo and Co. opened 
with jumping and balancing atop 
necks oT wine dectanters. It made a 
pleasurable novelty, giving way to 
Lee and Romalne, harmony-singing 
boys. In the deuce, who obliged with 
published nimibers, all doubles. The 
neat appearance of the boys and 
their harmonizing got them ovar. 

Bill Frawley and Edna Louise 
held follow-up, with the Paul Ge- 
rad Smith skit, "Taxi, Pleape," from 
the Smith revue, "Keep Koo!." I* 
makes a pleasant Interlude for 
vaudeville. A flirtation bit in three 
scenes, giving Frawley scope for 
comedy and Miss Louise an oppor- 
tunity to plant a song at the finish. 

Richard Kean, protfan, scorul 
heavily. His "Shylock" impres.slon 
retflstered, with the miser bit also, 
receiving a worthy reception. 
Charles Chase followed on and went 
over neatly with his eccentric 
comedy. 

"The Antique Shop" was allotted 
the usual flash spot and sufficed from 
a dancing angle. Between dances a 
light comic enunciator came out and 
wise-cracked until the next scene 
was set, with some of hiH stuff hit- 
ting and some not. 

Robey and Gould hflj, their own 
next to shut with their familiar 
hokum, comedy and songs. The 
broad tempo of their piatcrial was 
right in the garden of the mob down 
here, and they rasily i^ranred away 
with the .show. 

The Ros» Kri'H.'? Four, tn<j mixed 
teams on roller skates, clu.sed with 
hiftj- danoinK on sk.itps. wll woith 
remaining for. 

Attendance liKlU .Mondaj night — 
ppmotliing new for this bnusp. and 
prob.ibly a nelgliliDi hood l):irotiieiPi 
oti stirhnipr and d.ijjlight s-ivinp. 



AMERICAN ROOF 

From the home of popular price 
vaudeville, the middle west, fai a 
fair representation on the Ameri- 
can Roof program this first half. 
The Roof, like all theatres ot the 
Times square section of every pol- 
icy, suffered somewhat in business 
Monday night. The early rain was 
blamed. 

Two small time comedy sure-fires 
held up the Roof show. They were 
the Bison City Four and Hall and 
Shapiro. On the applause end were 
the Original Four Madcaps, the 
dancing combination that well sup- 
ports that alluring title of Madcaps 
in American theatricals. 

Three women and a man compose 
the dancing group. They dance In 
every style, going Into stepping and 
tapping, something the first Mad- 
caps from the other >side didn't 
know. Attractively gowned and 
wigged, these Madcap dancers have 
a routine greatly pleasing. Each Is 
a dancer and through that with 
their costuming they could be im- 
proved for value, but not for the 
small time. As they are now, they 
can remain on thb small time for 
life, for there isn't a better turn of 
its kind there. Closing the Roof 
show was a pipe. . 

Hall and Shapiro are reunited 
after a separation Of about a year. 
The small time krioviti them well and 
they are a standard next to closer 
there. Abe Shapiro's falls and slaps 
are a by-word, and there's never 
any doubt about the turn in the 
important spot. 

Closing the first part upstairs, the 
Bisons in their comedy make-ups 
and quartet singing were another 
laughing blow-orr. The Tenth ave- 
nuers never tire of quartet singing 
or comedy and the sob ballads are 
right In their back yard. 

One of the acts and second after 
intermission was Countess Hollub 
(formerly Hattie Lorraine), with 
Allen Devitt as assistant. It's still 
In doubt who is the main princi- 
pal and the vote will probably ooipe 
in a tie. If the Loew booking olllte 
la taking the act for the title, that 
may be worth the money, if they be- 
lieve It, which they will never do 
after seeing this home-made skit 
called "Fifty Loves." The countess 
sings and talks and Mr. Davitt 
.sings and talks, uo the<'e's no rivalry 
on thtit end, for they both can sing 
and talk, but how! Maybe there 
wasn't room in the first part for 
them. 

Ahother two-mixed-act did some 
singing and talking, opening the 
second section. Not so bad, either, 
but bad material. With better songs, 
the couple might get somewhere, 
with their present turn looking and 
sounding sloppy, no matter what 
small time audlernces may think of 
it. It's a pity that an act like this, 
which can do something, properly 
directed, must yes themselves or be 
yessed by friends when the truth 
might mean so much for their fu- 
ture. 

Others were Rlch&rdson and 
Adair, Harte and Albright, Rasso 
and Co. and Jesse Millar. 8ime. 



The umpire bit la a trifle ancient, 
for they have ceased mobbing um- 
pires even in class X leagues. 

The Four Bards closed In excellent 
hand-to-hand work. Two of the 
members look youthful and are 
probably new. The act is in better 
shape than when last seen around, 
with all of the former stalling and 
creaky showmanship out. It's click- 
In galong now, and averages with 
any act of its kind. 

The feature picture was "I Want 
My Man." First National. Less than 
dozen walk-outs proved the combi- 
nation of vaudeville and pictures is 
what they are buying at this house. 

Con. 



GRAND OPERA MOUSE 

This neighborhood house, which 
usually plays eight or more acts and 
a feature picture, has pruned dowii 
:to summer booking, and is now 
playing six acts and the feature. 
Business continues to flow into the 
renovated home of pop vaudeville, 
and, judging by the reactions of the 
Monday night audience, the theatre 
continues to correctly diagnose the 
preference of its patrons. 

A typical six-act small-time show 
which played unusually well, due to 
the strength of the opening turn — 
the Lowell Sisters (New Acts), two 
versatile cutles who could have gone 
farther down on the bill. However, 
they gave the show a healthy start. 

Charles Tobias, a cousin of Bddie 
Cantor, deuced and dittoed with a 
vehicle which included not only 
most of Cantor's gags and delivery, 
but all of Cantor's mannerisms, 
voice Inflections and other reflec- 
tions of personality In a manner that 
nothing but life-long study and as- 
sociation could accomplish. The 
imitation Is unannounced. Tobias 
has oceans of assurance and, while 
short on talent, will, with the Cantor 
material, always be a safe bet for 
the pop houses. He cries a ballad 
in the best piano-room manner and 
works In the Inevitable patter reci- 
tation with all the sangfroid of a 
dramatic stock actor. They believed 
it here. 

Hodge and Lowell, In an act prob- 
ably inspired by Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy 
Barry, were another laughing hit. 
The turn Is a character comedy skit 
crowded with sure-fire hokum con- 
structed around a rube's proposal to I 
a marriage-bureau fiancee. They 
zowiod them. 

Kimball and Gorman (New Acts) 
followed with the "flash" turn, and 
Walton and Brandt were next to 
closing. The latter is a man and 
woman talking act. The girl does 
n dumb Dora, and the' coOMtructlon 
(1? the cross-fire Is reminiscent of 
Moss and Prye. Some of the mate- 
rlul i.s lly, but in other spots it Is 
hokry pokey. I'"or a finish they have 
ft bit of sure material for any vaude- 
ville. The male desciibes a ba.se- 
hall same, Jiis descrfption includins . 
tlic mobbing of the umpire. At his 
cries of "Take 'em off!" the Kirl dis- 
fulies id romblnation. II was u liowl. 



COLISEUM, LONDON 

London, April 28. 

Hard on the V. A. F.'s campaign 
to find more employment for British 
artists comes an "all star" program 
at the Coliseum which utterly 
ignores native music hall talent. Of 
the nine acts, five are American, 
two Russian, one Japanese, and the 
other Is a band from Australia. This 
proves once anuin Sir Oswald Stoll's 
determination to run his own shows 
Without out.side hindrance or advice. 
And as this program plays excep- 
tionally well, it Is one of the best 
Xor some time, he makes good his 
unspoKon claim that showmanship 
is the shiHvman's own business. 

There fs certainly a thrill in find- 
ing the broad humor of Tinney con- 
trasted with the gentle wistfulness 
that underlies all Laytbn and John- 
stone's work, and the racy, rophis- 
ticated p.itter of Fred Uupres s' • 
by side with Rente Riano's fre^jH. 
appealing manner, and Ann Codee's 
brazen, alert confidence. Unfortu- 
nately, Tinney inclines to be me- 
chanical and does not Improve mat- 
ters by substituting his dresser for 
that expert feeder "Oinest." For 
virtuosity Renie Riano is to be pre- 
ferred to them all: how she changes 
her legs for each song is a mystery 
of enduring fascination. The pe- 
culiar merit of Ann Codee is that, 
by giving a straight performance, 
she makes her knockabout comedy 
with Frankie-seem to have direct 
bearing on everyday life. 

Russia Is well represented by 
Karsavina, who in sheer technical 
accomplishment has every right to 
be considered the greatest living 
ballerina. Though she lack Lopo- 
kova's personal charm and Pav- 
lowa's statuesque grace, her light- 
ness and elusive fleetness are un- 
rivalled. "The Happy Deception" 
is a ballet more eloquent of thrift 
than beauty of design, and her part- 
ner, Pierre Vladimlroff has a heavy 
Appearance. The other Russian act 
is Prince Obolensky, singing well 
known English and Russian airs 
with a competent voice in a pleas- 
ant manner. The Japanese act is 
Masu, who dances on his hands 
With amazing ease. 
- Hilda Ward's Lady Syncopators 
are up to the average British 
band's level of efficiency. That is 
to say, their sense of rhythm leaves 
something to be desired. Their 
pink pants and silver wigs form a 
spectacle. Apparently audiences are 
tired of listening to music. What 
they now want is to lo.ok at It. 

Jolo. 



George Clarke, Kitty Emaon. Tiny 
Mite. Frank Major, ltonal4 Bran- 
don and Phyllis Heryet. 

While Daly's former comedian, 
Mark I^ester, has had to go Into 
variety, his old theatre is engaging 
a music hall favorite to play the 
chief comic character i" their next 
show. This is to be Oscar Strauss' 
"Cleopatra." and the comedian is 
Jay Laurler. who will play a sort of 
Pooh-Bah part. 



LONDON 

(Continued from page 2) 

thought transference between Cali- 
fornia and Molaya. 



The International Players have 
gone to Latlra for their next work, 
'The Sons of Jacob," by J. Ranis, 
a poet in this l<»nd, and is one more 
version of "Joseph and Hit Breth- 
ren." "Xhe Latvian drama Is to be 
done at the Scala on May 1. 

The next by the Play Attors (a 
Sunday Play l»rod'.i-lng Society) Is 
"By Right of cniUMt," by Michael 
Morton an! J'oter Tra.,11. The stme 
title has been used at various times. 



After doing capacity business for 
four months, Noel cfoward's "The 
Vortex' may end shortly. Recently 
there was a drop to $5,500 on the 
previous week of $8,000. 

Another theatre on the outskirts 
of London Is being started. This Is 
the Barnes, to be run by Philip 
Rldgeway on the lines of the Every- 
man at Hampstead and the "Q"'at 
Kew. 

Rldgeway will make productions 
with both eyes on the West End 
market. Managers will see his show- 
ings and bring the good ones to 
Ix)ndon, wliere Rldgeway will come 
In on the profits. The first piece to 
be done is "Fatherhood," by Harold 
Owen. 



A representative of Variety's 
London office dropped into the Pal- 
ladium for a second look at the de 
Courvllle revue, "Kky High," and 
finds It still weak In the matter of 
comedy. He also found Horace 
Sheldon, the musical conductor of 
the I'all.'idiuni. still very much bored 
or apparently so. 



"Rccoids." a new revue by Harry 
Day. was j»rodU' ed April EO .'it the 
Empire Mrlstol. The book is by 
Greatoiex Newin.in. music by Vivian 
Ellis and the <laiiceH arraiiKcd by i 
Mile. Atlilon. The cast Ini |ii<les t 



At 24 Noel Coward promises to 
beat the record of Somerset 
Maugham, who was a few years 
older when fortune forced success 
upon him with both hands. There 
is a chance Noel Coward also may 
have four shows running at the 
same time— "The Vortex" at the 
Comedy, the forthcoming Cochran 
revue at the Pavilion, "Fallen An- 
gels" at the Globe, and "Easy Vir- 
tue" nt a house Constance Collier 
may obtain. "The Vortex" suffered 
badly from Lent. 



Julian Wylle is starting in the 
near future a repertoire of old mus- 
ical plays. Among the shows antici- 
pated are "Dorothy," "Florodora," 
"Our MUa Glbbs" and "Veronique." 
Annie Croft will be the feminine 
star. 



The annual all-star matinee in 
aid of King George's Pension Fund 
for actors' and actresses will take 
place at the Adelphl May 11, mainly 
under the supervision of Henry 
Ainley. The play chosen la "My . 
Ladys Dress." The cast includes 
Gladys Cooper, Lady Tree, Madg^ . 
Tltheradge, Marie Tempest. Heather 
Thatcher, Dennis Eadle, Ivor 
Novello and Henry AInley. 

Both the King and Queen will be 
present at this performance. 



The Old Vic will be hard put to 
find another director when Robert 
Atkins leaves the theatre at the end 
of this season. In all probability 
the position will be filled by Ballol 
Holloway, Shakesperain actor lately 
returned from the States. 



AUSTRALIA 



(Continued from page 2) 

fred Frith featured, and Cunning- 
ham and Clements. 

Pauline Frederick makes her de- 
but at the Royal thla week In 
"Spring Cleaning" under Joint direc- 
tions of the Carrols and WlUlamson- 
Talt. Cast Includes Mayne Lynton, 
Nance Stewart, June Elvldge, Rose 
Dlone, Charles Coleman, Qeorga 
Barraud, Austin Davis, Thelma Bur- 
ness, Norman Lee and John Be- 
douin. 

"Cappy Ricks" Is now in Its ninth 
week at the Athenaeum. This show 
has been booked for a London sea- 
son. 

"Little Jessie James" will ceme 
into the Princess this week for 
Fuller-Ward. D. 'Othy Brunton Is 
featured. 

Guy Bates Post is finishing a cood 
run with "The Green Goddess^ at 
the King's. He will revive "The 
Masquerader" next week for Wlll- 
lamson-Talt. 

Allan Wllkle la playing "She 
Stoops to Conquer" at the I'alace. 



Acta playing the Tlvoll Include 
Two Rascals, Moran and Wiser. 
Four Scots, Henry De Bray, Foster 
and Ninon, Clement May, Dewars 
and Barclay. 



Playing Fullers this ""week ar^ 
.'^flffy and Mo, the Buckleys. Evlson 
and Hester, Megan Bros, and Armi- 
tage and Hine. 



Pauline Frederick was accorded n 
splended reception on her arrival 
here. The star was given a civic 
reception by the Mayor' and weir 
comed to Australia. 



The GulU-Curcl concerts In 'Syd- 
ney have proven a big financial suc- 
cess. The'majorlty of musical crit- 
ics stated the diva disappointed 
when taking top notes. On her 
opening nlghUGalli-Curcl was not In 
good voice. . . 



Wee Georgle Wood has arrived in 
this country for a second tour of 
Wllllamson-Talt vaudeville. On the 
same boat cAme Will Fyffe. 

Zllla Bateman has been engaged 
by Wllllamson-Taft as leading lady 
for Guy Bates Post, replacing Nell 
Carter. 



Sir Harry Lauder arrive 1 h*re thla 
week from India. The comedian 
will begin his farewell tour in Now 
Zealand under the Carroll manage- 
ment. Kreisler, famous violinist, 
will shortly make a tour of Austrulhi 
under the same management. 



The Melbourne branch of the Mu- 
sicians' ITnlon In once again up in 
arms against the Importation of 
foreign bands and musicians to this 
country. 



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CO-OPERATIVE SERVICE DEPT. 



Orisinal Four Madcaps — ^Very attractive oa small time. Dancing of 
several varieties. Easily turned into more importance and for inter- 
mediate bookings if developing act more along lines of former Four 
Fords. Bime. 



Cliff Grssn — Monologist and card manipulator. Bright material, excel- 
lent delivery and an adept at palming. Could hold early spot on big- 
time bills. Reviewed at City, New York. Con. 



BORRAH MINEVITCH 
Harmonica Soloist 
7 Mins.; One 
Palace 

Coincident with what seems to be 
a growing fad for mouth organs 
comes this youthful harmonica solo- 
ist, who seemingly floored the house 
with bis appearance and then went 
on to render four selections to much 
approval. 

. Mlnevitch,. as to the front ^e pre- 
sents dressed In a dinner jacket, be- 
gins where most of the dance or- 
chestra boys proverbially end. For 
that reason he's a cinch with the 
feminine patrons before starting. 
His playing sounds intricate and 
smapks of eipert technique during 
the manifold variations of the theme 
meledy, whatever it may be. The 
repertoire is away from "blues," and 
mainly confines itself to popular 
dance selections of the semi-classi- 
cal type. Minevitch seemingly de- 
pends upon his manipulation for ef- 
fects to get the numbers across. 

Not without showmanship, this 
boy had sufficient presence of mind 
to pass iip an encore which he could 
Justly have taken without being 
charged with larceny, and, plus his 
clean-cut appearance, should be well 
able to kill time with a route. 

However, the understanding U 
that he sails for London early in 
June, where he should find it an easy 
existence. Skig. 



KIMBALL and GORMAN 
Piano, Songs, Dances (Cyclorama) 
14 Mins.; Full Stage 
Grand Opera House 

Man and woman in ordinary 
dancing routine. A male pianist in 
£ton collar and Jacket adds a touch 
of class at the box. The pair work 
full stage -closed in by a blue cyclo- 
rama. 

The opening number with the boy 
In tuxedo and the girl In short 
skirts Is a song and dance, the 



ROONEY and BENT, (18) 
"Dances of the Hour " (Revue) 
33 Mins; Full (Special) 
Palace 

Probably as fast a dancing act 
as vaudeville has ever seen with 
seven girl specialists and a seven- 
piece band, outside of the family, 
augmented' by Pat, Jr. 

The turn is almost entirely dedi- 
cated to terpslchore, the only ex- 
ceptions being a bit of verbalizing 
by Pat, 8r., during which is In- 
troduced Miss Bent, while the 
youngster is down front for a popu- 
lar song to which he tacks %a a 
snatch of hoofing. Other . thas 
that, it's one girl after the .othes 
with all types , of . dancing being 
covered, spaced by the elder Pat 
contributing two- solos. Beyond 
those instances the elder Pat con- 
fines himself to directing the band, 
boking it up for laughs and cross* 
firing with the boy. 

Sva Mascagno, ' Norma Gallo and 
Bee Jackson are the only girls pro- 
grammed. One of the entire seven, 
the first out cut loose with a con- 
tortionistie acrobatic dance that 
threatened to tie everything in a 
knot before the act was three min- 
utes old. It's unquestionably a 
healthy start but equally true is it 
that tke instance is worthy of a 
later spot as It but detracts from 
the following girls for the next 10 
minutes. Another of the septet 
sjems i>artjcularly proficient at 
lightning turns and st>ins, winning 
sizeable recognition on this account, 
while the remainder of the con- 
tingent hold enough individuality 
in dances so that each definitely 
leaves a mark at some time or an- 
other. 

The band listens as an average 
instrumental combination of 4he 
kind ably playing the highly geaikd 
tempo. Besides these musicians is 
carried a pit. leader. 

The act consummates a strenu- 
ous half hour. It is crammed with 



dance, following. Neither one can 

follow any of the Innumerable ""P«>"l»tive action and easily took 

"Charleston" dancers now cutting I '*>• ^^Kh applause total of this 

up 



An imitation of Ted Lewis by the 
boy. The impersonation of i>ewl« 
singing and playing the saxophone 
Is a mild reproduction and not over- 
faithful but got over here. 

The" girl after a change to long- 
stocklnged musical comedy costume, 
does a good eccentric acrobatic solo. 
This was followed by a conventional 
eccentric dance of the boy, featur- 
ing ankle slides and "winding the 
clock." 

A piano solo next and the finish 
the "flash." The pair make an en- 
trance from seats on a prop hobby 
horse. In "Wooden Soldier" cos- 
tumes, renembllng Fred Walton's 
standard character, they do a song 
and dance hich puts them away 
safely. Good small time flash. 

Con. 



PAUL WHITKMAN 

mni Hi* C«mm4 OrclMstra (tS) 

4t MiM.| FuM •!••• 

(Special Platrerm and SeHing) 

Hippodrome 

Vaudeville's most expensive head- 
liner and drawing card Is personi- 
fied in Paul Wblteman at |7,«00, a 
record figure for band acts and only 
matched once before by the sainted 
Sarah Bernhardt who also com- 
manded that amount over here. 

For a dance orchestra, the salary 
represents much. It proves to what 
extent the dance band craze has 
developed. It also proves that Paul 
Wblteman ha» an organization 
which a bare four years ago played, 
an 11 -week run at the Palace at 
$2,500 (doubling from the Palais 
Royal (cabaret), where he also re- 
ceived $1,000 weekly) and which 
can return to vaudeville at almost 
tbrlce the Palace figure after hav- 
ing conquered other fields in concert 
where the organization bit a gross 
high (and not infrequently) with 
$S0.00« weekly. 

That the Wblteman organization's 
payroll represents $6,100 in salaries 
Is another Indication of the progress 
of symphonic syncopation. It is 
a specialised, -finely coached and 
thoroaghly schooled aggregation of 
musicians who make their instru- 
ments perform unusual things. That 
saxophone lead is a loqnadous, com- 
edy study all his own. The brass 
section is a substantial background 
^hlch speaks oodles for the White- 
man musical brand. To top that 
Harry Perella, probably the greatest 
trick i^ano soloist, takes to the 
concert grand for a "wow" oppor- 
tunity; Wilbur Hall contributes 
some of his own uniq^ue and ex- 
traordinary comicalities on a fiddle 
and bicycle pump and Michael 
Pingitore, the bcmjo soloist, panics 
them with Intricate and amazing 
strlng-twanglng. 

Whiteman's program Is a happy 
medium. It is not musical hoke. 
It does not resort to moron appeal 
with blatant Jazz, or so-called "pop- 
ular" appeal ^Ith scenic back-ups, 
but gets to both, and beyond that, 
with a study In syncopation that 
distinguishes the orchestra as an 
individuality and not of a class. 

The trite and not wholly demo- 
cratic expression about Whiteman 
being "the king of them all" prob- 
ably best covers the situation for 
all its autocratic inference. That 
Whiteman is the peer in bis field 
has been conceded long since. That 
he' had to forsake the fields of ipus- 
ical comedy and vaudeville and in- 
vade a domain heretofore foreign 
to an orchestra of its type si>eaks 
for Itself. 

Just as Whiteman's concert ex- 
periment, which subsequently was 



FLEURETTE JEOFFRlg ID 
Coloratura Soprane '. 

15 Mins.; One 
Hippodrome 

l^iss Jeoffrie is a stately prima 
donna, not too mature to be In- 
teresting only for her gifted colora- 
tura soprano, and yet possessed of „ , , _, ... 
that regal flare so essential In the "arris is a vaudeville veteran 



prima donna make-up. Miss Jeof- 
frie Is accomi>anied by an older 
woman who might be her vocal in- 
structress or mother. 

The vocalists does three numbers, 
encoring with "Coming Through 
the Rye." Her opener is the Melba 
waltz song, Luigi Arditl's "Se Baran 
Waltz" which imediately impresses 
Miss Jeoffrie's unusual vocal ability 
on the audlepce. Hers is a clear, 
bell-like soprano of the popularly 
appealing order and the program 
seems happily iwtterned to Intrigue 
the genuine m.jsic lover and the 
average vaudeville fan alike. Meyer- 
beer's "S.hadow Song" was the sec- 
ond offering, preceded b. a bit of 
«xp1anatIon anent the fanciful 
tlieme. The "Norwegian " Echo 
Soiig" which Jenny Lind introd ced 
over here completed the program 
preceding the routine encore. 

Miss Jeoffrie should flnd vaude- 
ville to her U'-'ng and vr.udcTllle 
should like her. A^l. 



DAVIS and PELLE 

Acrobatic ""! •',^" ;''" 

4 Mine.; Twp ■ - '. ' • 

Palace •.-;■.;';,' 

Down to four minutes In the clos- 
ing spot this male duo worked to 
an exiting house that annihilated 
whatever chance they had to gain 
a reward. 

Dressed in black gyta suits the 
two men follow a well worn hand- 
to-hand trail, which containei noth- 
ing that might be classed as original. 
The duo were on and off so fast 
the act lost whatever value H may 
have, was absolutely meaningless 
here and assuredly has some 
grounds to bemoan its thankless 
task this week. Skiff. 



DAVE HARRIS REVUE (7) 
Singing, Dancing, Instrumental 
17 Mine.: Full (Special) 
S8th Street "^ 

Nicety of direction and i^riii 
of idea in this act which piovi 
a pleasant quarter of an hpn 
"flash" for any but the beet hou 



The present revue features 
girls, all pretty and competeqi 
pianist, who doubles at sevi 
things, a dancing comedian 
Harris himself. The corned !«£ 
whose work runs to pantomime smd 
mugging, runs off with the ael- 
stopping it with one of his eccentrll 
dances. 



- The pianist also dances and p)a 
a trumpet solo fair enough. tW 
girls appear in old -fash Ibnefe/ 
Hawaiian and Jazz numbers gaif'-, 
finally are given opportunity fogf 
specialty stepping In a pickout 
Harris gives his robust tenor 
opportunity, and plays some 
dozen instruments during \ijj^ 
routine. With the house orcheatw 
(one of the worst on the cir " 
accompanying, some of this sodm 
rather sour but it is unlikely 
blame rests on Harris. The fl 
numbers need quieting down 't^ 
fixing. . ^ 

The tutn is fairly lavish in ij^tiu 
and costumes, although the Itinr 
drop, like the song and its rendi^l 
tlon, seemed inharmonious. Oth%r* 
wise the act la practically abovo 
criticism for its type, with the werit 
of the unbilled comedian notable. 



week's Palace show in closing in 
termlssion. No one left their seats 
until the family came out to ac- 
company .Pat, 8r., during his few 
words of thanks. The latter is evi- 
dently restricting himself to a cer- 
tain amount of stepping and no , ^. . . ^ ^. ^, 
more, but he is on the stage at all '«'*'»• *«^"* »^ ^^« """>• »*"» '*»**« 
times and sufficiently dominates to 1*"« *"«"K*™«»* *• " adventure. 



LARIMER and HUDSON 

Bicycle 

7 Mins.; Full 

Palace 

Mixed bike team, with the woman 
much al>ove average In appearance, 
and gaining recognition thereby. 

A conventional routine is followed, 
for which the male half assumes 
tramp attire. The woman opens 
with a brief song, unessential, while 
her partner finds occasion to go out 
o( his way for comedy to but mild 
results. 



DEWEY and ROGERS '*^ 

"Honey" (Contedy) 

16 Mins.; Two (Special) 

State 

Earle Dewey and Mabel Rog< 
standard team, have had much be| 
ter acts than the present one. T1 
new turn is pleasant enough 
gives opportunity to work eai 
and quietly, but there in such 
thing as overdoing mildness ai 
tranquility and vaudeville audiene<^ 
would rather laugh heartily a fe^ 
times than merely smile agreesbtr 



I The act is a worthy opener, which 
spot it held at this house. Skig. 




let there be no question as to the 
episode being Just another dance 
act. His personal reception. Mon- 
day night, was tremendous. Bkig. 



LA PALANCA TRIO -. 

Spanish Dancers 

16 Mins.; Full (Special) > ' 

City 

Two women and a man in a 
pretty cyclorama enclosed set. The 
turn opens witl) the male and one 
woman in Spanish attire for a 
double castinet Spanish dance. This 
is followed by a graceful toe dance 
solo by the younger of the two 
women. The girl is an unusually 
graceful dancer and a looker. 

The male announces he holds the 
world's endurance record for "hock" 
stepping and will forfeit $1,000 to 
anyone who can duplicate his en- 
durance. He then does a prolonged 
Russian dance of several minutes 
duration. The dance is a big ap- 
plause getter and built up to im- 
portance by the announcement and 
forfeit. 

For a finish a fast tambourine trio 
dance puts them away to nice re- 
turns. The costumes and scenery 
are Impressive with the act measur- 
ing up to the best turns of itn kind 
In this class. Con. 



LOWELL SISTERS 

Variety 

10 Mins.; Three 

Grand Opera House 

Two girls in an act that starts 
average with a song and fair kick- 
ing dance. The girls are nice look- 
ers, young and well figured in bare- 
legged kid costumes. 

The younger miss next solos a 
"Charleston," putting the dance 
across for a b^iig. A surprise fol- 
lows when her sister, after a change 
of costume, acquits herself of a very 
fair violin solo ranging from clas- 
sical to Jazz. 

The other, after a change, is back 
for an acrobatic toe solo, following 
which they execute a soft and hard 
hammer duet on the xylophone, both 
proving excellent musicians. 

This pair have all sorts of possi- 
bilities but need direction and rou- 
tining. The entire art should be 
pulled into "one" .nind the opening 
.song and dance changed. A sugges- 
tion would be a "special " prologuing 
the versatility to follow. 

The girls are young, can dance, 
sing fairly well and are both good 
musicians. They would be a find 
for a burlesque producer for they 
could soubret ami load numbers in 
addition to their specialty. They 
are probably cabaret graduates and 
with their present vehicle are small- 
time bound, but an expcrie:iccd pro- 
ducer could lift then). Cos. 



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To Whiteman it represents an acid 
test whether he can come l>ack l>e- 
fore the $1 and $1.50 public and click 
with his advanced ideas of syncopa- 
tion as he has done with the $3 con- 
cert crowd. There's such a thing as 
being too good. Cbaliapin would 
be a frost in vaudeville, for example. 
Whiteman was faced Monday with 
a parallel situation and unques- 
tionably scored. 

His program of popular numbers 
Is stamped with a trade-mark all 
his own. It is syncopation scored 
to a symphonic degree approaching 
a rhapsody in color and yet replete 
with all the nerve-tlngly, feet-tick- 
ling barbaric rhythm in existence. 
And then to show it's not all four- 
four stuff, Whiteman takes Isham 
Jones' "Spain," a tango, and dresses 
it up like a symphony and changes 
p.ace with a familiar waltz which 
is scored Into an ottering of rare 
charm. 

"Katharina" and "Alabaniy 
^ound," in addition to the opening, 
"Be Yourself," are smart exponents 
of the fox-trot school. "Oh Joseph" 
wais an added starter. In response 
to ll^e management's suggestion the 
37-minute Monday afternoon rout- 
ine, and its consequent acclamation, 
warranted another number. Monday 
night, 43 minutes were clocked. 

A quartet of extra l)ends forced 
Whiteman to beg off with a few 
words anent the long show. Other- 
wise he'd be up there yet. 

There Is no questioning Paul 
Whiteman for vaudeville or any- 
where. There are too many Ameri- 
can families with standing orders 
at their Victor shops for all new 
Whiteman recordings to necessitate 
any doubt about that. They alone 
could pack the HIp for many weeks. 
Booked here for a fortnight, the 
additional option for two extra 
weeks will probably be exercised if 
the Monday draw and reception is 
a clew. Given half the opportunity, 
Wblteman can keep the Hip oi>en 
well into the summer with his apt- 



WILLIAMS AND PERRY 
Colored Dancers 
14 Mins.; One 
City 

Two colored youths, one under 
cork. They have a standard routine 
of single and double dances leaning 
mostly to eccentric anti Russian. A 
wooden shoe buck by the comedian 
registered nicely. 

For a finish the pair have a nov- 
elty. A bit of crossfire precedes it 
with the comic In a Jockey cap chal- 
lenging the other to a race. Both 
do a sliding walk, the straight 
"Cheating" for comedy but the com- 
edian winning in the race to the 
first entrance. It resembles a heel 
and toe match in some respects but 
is worked up well. 

For an encore they repeat the 
race, which is a mistake. The act 
did nicely number two at this house 
which !s the right spot for It on the 
small time bills. Con. 



twice as often. 

Dewey Is manufacturing honey^" 
a small southern town. One 
pects some comedy with the 
that Is 'never forthcoming. He mx 
deliver 100 pounds of honey to 
landlord or have some sort of mbr 
gage foreclosed. Miss ^pgers hs 
pens in to see him while lookii 
for her father. After she promia 
to marry him it is disclosed 
mortgage tyrant is her old ma 
Whereupon Dewey bundles her li 
a wheelbarrow and says he's rea 
to deliver the 100 pounds in tl 
fashion; the only really bright id^ 
In the act. 

A couple of special songs are if 
terwoven and mean little partic 
larly as the couple's vocal accol 
plishments ar« fMr from notat 
Two short dances are better 
they are neatly staged and ei 
cuted. The finish gives Miss Roge 
opportunity to wear a very st 
bridal costume and she loo 
charming. 

A featherweight vehicle, but 
couple got by on their pereor 
ties. A better turn should put tl 
firmly in the running again, 
perhaps this one can be fixed by 
expert vaudeville surgeon. 



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BELA88E TRIO 
Equilibrists 
7 Mins.: Three 
American Roof 

Two men and a woman. The 
former do the work, the latter act- 
ing as a helper. The act features 
several tricks done with the aid of 
a springboard. One, the closer, is 
a peach aftd well worth waiting for. 

This feat has one man sprung 
from the board by the other who 
Jumps from the board, after he 
springs his partner, and catches the 
topmounter on his head, the latter 
making a perfect balance of a head 
stand from the spring. Neither uses 
his hand.s. the trick being a head- 
to-head catch. 

The trick Is far above the or- 
dinarj-. Hark. 



ness for shifting programs. How- 
ever, alroady he is being considered 
for gn;.-\ .' tnntls in the mn.ior metro- 
politan Keith-Albee vaudeville 
stands. . Ahcl. 



MARTINETTE and MAGLIN 
Comedy and Dancing 
14 Mins.: One 
58th Street 

Because there was no dumb 
on this particular bill MartinOl 
and Maglin were given the openll 
assignment and were naturally a| 
disadvantage since their chief 
ing point is low comedy. 

One of the men is an ace 
plished mugger and adept at 
ing, almost savagely, on his 
It is his work that holds the ttt 
up as the routine has little in 
favor but originality. Howel 
it possesses that and some com* 
with four chairs might have 
worked up into a very funny blt^ 
■ The men wear seedy rather tl 
comic outfits. If they don't 
to be completely funry in their 
tire they should be more cai 
about their appearance ns tlie pr 
ent effect is of slopriness. A coal 
of special songs mean nothing b« 
burlesque dance at the finjsh, 
nounced as an imitation of 
acrobats trying to hoof, is 
stuff. ^^ 

A small time act w;th a han^ 
of better rating. 



Margaret Romaine in Vaudc I 

Margaret Romaine. AUtiopollWnJ 
Opera soprano, will ni.nke^ 
vaudeville debut on the Kelt 
Albee Circuit within two wffis IBJ 
hinging act accompanJtJ by 
pianist and a leader. '4-'% 



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PALACE 

Kinus • eonsIomentUon of 

ames" the Palab* thia week ia 

It to a norm*! vaudeville policy 

h a bill that held ita punch at 

nnlsh of the first half, but 

lerertheless played nicely and 

te4 the mob previoua to 11 

k, unasual at this houae. Mon- 

y nigbt tbe attendance was 

inewhat ahy of reaching: complete 

^Mclty, but was close enough to 

liave an estimate tab It as such. 

The show had a decided comedy 
mmgie. with nothlnif to- provoke 
oatrl^ht laugh salvos the smiles 
^Mre continuous. Thus, the audl- 
aBC* may be said to have sat 
Arough the realization of that well 
^rn phrase, a pleasant evening. 

Booney and Bent (New Acts) now 
Include Pat, Jr., In' the billing for a 
Srrlflcally galted dance act com- 
prising seven girls and a seven- 
basd, outside the family mem- 
01oslng Intermiaslon the act 
^ little beyoind half an hour 
'ieasuy took th^ applause honors. 
,^r outstandirig program item 
that the show ran according to 
^(Tinted layout. Previous to the 
ey and Bent speed vehicle, 
, Kahne and his mental tests, 
J, brouKht wholesale apprecla- 
tioO^|>on;> all corners. His flnlnhlng 
trk;^ of doing six things simultan- 
eoOsiy nicked the attendance for a 
ponch finish albeit the trick of call- 
lay for a number in the billions 
and then writing a sufficient column 
ot.figjvxes to make tliem tot^l that 
aa^oMQt contmties to be the particu- 
lar (winkling contribution. 

Itahhe has been playing the small- 
er hduses around this district for 
some ''time. His repeated requests 
to have the audience talk to him are 
pie for the upstairs stub holders and 
i tb* Palace balcony clientele was no 
eKception. The super-ooncentration- 
iat has encountered many an embar- 
rassing moment in the lesser houses 
and t^at the palace patrons are also 
addict,ed to seated comedians leaves 
Itttle hope for Kabne that he will 
every get away from a certain dis- 
^rbing element. And - this outside 
df.the "plants" who were so weak 
]|[onday night as to make Kahne 
Otntinuously repeat their queries in 
order to slip in the gag line. How- 
eirer, the various demonstrations 
made an interesting 28 minutes on 
tke 47th street corner and the re- 
■Blts sufficed to give him second 
honors. 

Fenton and Fields, who followed, 
^n^hf Kahne back for a comedy 
■t that brought a hand for the 
jitter on his reappearance and en- 
j^noeA the two-act's well known 
utine. This male duo slipped by 
tur^lly withmit straining for re- 
lults and ended to a favorable Im- 
ission. Previously Larimer and 
tidson and Borrah Minevitch (both 
ew Acts) had put the show in mo- 
Frank Crumlt and Julia Sander- 
Dn were the subjects of the heavy 
in the second portion. Adher- 
to their former sequence of hav- 
Crumlt's soloing pave the way 
>r Miss Sanderson's entrance this 
ro-In-one act remains very much 
of yore, unto a majority of the 
Dngs. An abundanqe of "class" 
iirrounds the couple to the extent 
ley unquestionably tone up any 
Ludevllle bill besides Which their 
iltd and unassuming manner of de- 
Pvery Is restful. The combination 
in certainly take another swing 
round the major houses with or 
rithout new songs. 
The Briants pushed off after In- 
rthlsslon to appreciation, despite 
BtttlnfTly reaching the crest of thefr 
i>p«larlty midway. Davis and Pelle 
iNtw Acts) trailed the procession to 
llo^e the pine act bill. Skig. 

HIPPODROME 

fin the fall ot 1M4 Paul Whiteman 
ide his vaudeville debut at the 
llace, which developed into an 11- 
^eek marathon, and was the talk of 
"he town with his salary at the 
Al^is Royal of $3,000 and In vaude- 
Kile at $2,500. Today, at the Hip- 
^drome, the same Paul Whiteman 
1th the same style of dance music, 
^lus ■ an uncanny sense of showr- 
ttan';; values and a reputation 
►hich carries with it the ability 
qualify as a vital magnet at the 
Jjc .office, returns to vaudeville at 
7.000 a week for two weeks and 
rtth the likelihood of an additional 
srtnlght's renewal. The enforce- 
fiipnt of the option seems certain If 
^.the l^onday reception is any cfi- 
'erlon. 

The sensational Monday matinee 
^vation (It was literally that) might 
discounted by the most skeptical 
a professional axpresslon of 
learty welcome from his contem- 
poraries, but the Monday night re- 
*eptlon had no Ifs or huts. It was 
01 uiiquestionable cash audience, al- 
"»o8t filling the lower floor with 
trong balcony trade (Inclement 
►eather flg'ured importantly), 
Ihich acclaimed Whiteman king of 
lis domain of symphonic syncopa- 
i(on. 

The respec ttul audition which the 
fiippodronie trench orchestra pftld 
Ibe Whiterii.'in recital throiifirhout 
<»ch of its 43 minutes. Including the 
Icores. prove.s that Whiteman, of 
11 < of ihe popular bandmasters. 
»mi-yuls. the ability to compel 
\n on. and acclamation from 

tfs I .j^iiem|)i)rarip.'«, who are pos- 
piil.v his yf-eatest )LK>o«ter.s f<)r tne 



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reason they are specifically qualified 
to listen and appreciate. 

The $7,000 figure Incidentally Is 
quite a feather for Charlie Morri- 
son, the youngeat Keith agent, and 
aa canny and shrewd an act-sales- 
man as could be found, despite his 
dude penchant, Valentino haircomb 
etc. Morrison has given the Hip a 
"napie" drawing card that should 
make the public forget the rising 
temperature. 

With the "seven grand" attrac- 
tion as the keystone, a strong sup- 
porting bill has been psychologically 
spotted to build up to a climax. The 
Five Petleys opening showed only a 
male quartet, with the woman miss- 
ing. At the matinee the entire act 
was missing, due to a baggage de- 
lay. It's as bright an opener as 
has been seen on the K-A circuit, 
an eye-filling mixture of trampo- 
line and casting specialties featur- 
ing the elongated chap and his com- 
edy. 

Bob McDonald and Helen Oakes, 
dance team, fared fairly well. Poo- 
dles Hanneford, a holdover, re- 
peated their usual equestrltln im- 
pression, Fleurette JeoffMe (N'ew 

Acta). : 

The De Marcos (Antonio and 
Nina), with their Sheik orchestra, a 
string sextet, piark their vaudeville 
return after a run with the "Scan- 
dals." Th^ DeMarcos are a class ex- 
hibition dance team, their one-step 
and Charleston clicking particularly. 
The novel string orchestra not only 
accompanies, but accepted two op- 
portunities tellingly. 

.Dare and Wahl, reopenln- the 
second half, are also late of a pro- 
duction, "Vanities." Their studied 
"awkward" attempts at acrobatics 
are a laugh from entrance to exit, 
and to prove they can really do 
something, they come back for a 
smacking hand-to-hand lift With 
Its complications and variations It 
is really flashier than It appears, but 
performed with surprising ear:e. 

Paul Whiteman and his concert 
orchestra cf 25, with P. C. Coppicus, 
his concert manager, credited for the 
"presentation," started at 9:50, and 
begged off at 10:33 after a quartet 
of bows by Wlilteman, which forced 
a speech explaining the long r how. 
The 43 minutes is an extension of 
five over the mat performance, in 
response to a managerial request for 
an additional number. The program 
Is a condensation of one of the 
concert routines. With the White- 
man organization's ability to change 
programs at will, the band can stay 
at the Hip indef. and get them coin- 
ing again and again. 

Lillian Shaw, facing the tough 
assignment of following the synco- 
pating smash, did mighty well. Her 
character atuff got to 'em in almost 
no time an^l Miss Shaw walked off 
with a neat score. 

A May Frolic, utilizing the 16 Hip 
girls and some dance specialties, 
was an effective and economical 
cio*6r. Aiet. 



5TH AVE. 

This hou^e. generally aims to 
strike a happy medium in a combi- 
nation, of big and small-time feat- 
ures, and generally is successful. 
This week's flrst-tialf layout is 
strictly small-tlmey, although one of 
two of the acts carded may have 

adorned the big-time bills some time 
or other. 

A fair show for the money, but 
marred in the early spots through 
several full -stage acts being spotted 
In rotation, which in one mstahce 
required a movie trailer to bridge 
the gap. 

Thelma, Deonzo and Co. opened 
with Jumping and balancing atop 
necks ot wine dectanters. It made a 
pleasurable novelty, giving way to 
Lee and Romalne, harmony-singing 
boys, in the deuce, who obligod with 
published numbers, all doubles. The 
neat appearance of the boys and 
their harmonizing got them ovir. 

Bill Frawley and Edna Louise 
held follow-up, with the Paul Ge- 
rad Smith skit, "Taxi, PlcsFe," from 
the Smith revue, "Keep Kool." I<: 
makes a pleasant interlude for 
vaudeville. A flirtation bit In three 
scenes, giving Frawley scope for 
comedy and Miss Louise an oppor- 
tunity to plant a song at the finish. 

Richard Kean, protoan, scorul 
heavily. His "Shylock" impression 
registered, with the miser bit a!.9o, 
receiving a worthy reception. 
Charles Chase followed on and went 
over neatly with his eccentric 
comedy. 

"The Antique Shop" was allotted 
the usual flash spot and sufficed from 
a dancing angle. Between dances a 
light comic enunciator catne out and 
wise-cracked until the next scene 
was set, with some of his stuff hit- 
ting and some not. 

Robey and Gould hel4 their own 
next to shut with their familiar 
hokum, cpmedy ?nd songs. . The 
broad temjio of their pi.Tterial was 
right in the garden of the mob down 
here, and they easily pranced away 
with the show. 

The R()s» Kress FoUr, two mixed \ 
teams on roller skates, clo.sed with 
nifty (lanoinK 011 sU.itos, wll vvdilli 
remaining foi-. 

■ Attondaiicc; HkIiI Monday night— 
something new fur this h'uise. sind 
prob.Tblv a nel^hhoihood haronieici 
on siimniol- .nml d 1 jjliLtht^saxini,'. 



AMERICAN ROOF 

From the home of popular price 
vaudeville, the middle west, la a 
fair representation on the Ameri- 
can Roof program this first half. 
The Roof, like all theatres of the 
Times square section of every pol- 
icy, suffered somewhat In business 
Monday night. The early rain was 
blamed. 

Two small time comedy sure-fires 
heid up the Roof show. They were 
the Bison City Four and Hall and 
Shapiro. On the applause end were 
the Original Four Madcaps, the 
dancing combination that well sup- 
ports that alluring title of Madcaps 
In American theatricals. 

Three women and a man compose 
the dancing group. They dance in 
every style, going Into stepping and 
tapping, something the first Mad- 
caps from the other >side didn't 
know. Attractively gowned and 
wigged, these Madcap dancers have 
a routine greatly pleasing. Each is 
a dancer and through that with 
their costuming they could be Im- 
proved for value, but not for the 
small time. As they are now, they 
can remain on the small time for 
life, for there Isn't a better turn of 
Its kind there. Closing the Roof 
show was a tUpe. . 

Hall and Shapiro are reunited 
after a selparatlon of about a year. 
The small time knows them well and 
they are a standard next to closer 
there. Abe Shapiro's falls and slaps 
are a by-word, and there's never 
any doubt about the turn in the 
important spot. 

Closing tbe first part upstairs, the 
Bisons in their comedy make-ups 
and quartet singing were another 
laughing blow-orr. The Tenth ave- 
nuers never tire of quartet singing 
or comedy and the sob ballads are 
right in their back yard. 

One of the acts and second after 
intermission was Countess Hollub 
(formerly Hattie Lorraine), with 
Allen Devitt as assistant. It's still 
in doubt who Is the main princi- 
pal and the vote will probably coiye 
in a tie. If the Loew booking olhce 
is taking the act for the title, that 
may be worth the money. If they be- 
lieve it, which they will never do 
after seeing this home-made skit 
called "Fifty Loves." The countess 
sings and talks and Mr. Davitt 
sings and talks, uo thez-es no rivalry 
on th'at end, for they both can sing 
and talk, but how! Maybe there 
wasn't room in tlie first part for 
them. 

Another two-mixed-act did some 
singing and talking, opening the 
second section. Not so bad, either, 
but bad material. With better songs, 
the couple mi«:ht get somewhere, 
with their present turn looking and 
sounding sloppy, no matter what 
small time audiences may think of 
it. It's a pity that an act like this, 
which can do something, properly 
directed, must yes themselves or be 
yessed by friends when the truth 
might mean so much for their fu- 
ture. 

Others were Richardson and 
Adair, Harte and Albright, Rassb 
and Co. and Jesse Millar. 8lme, 



The umpire bit la a trifle ancient, 
for they have ceased mobbing um- 
pires even in class X leagues. 

The Four Bards closed In excellent 
hand-to-hand work. Two of the 
members look youthful and are 
probably new. The act is in better 
shape than when last seen around, 
with all of the former stalling and 
creaky showmanship out. It's click- 
In galong now. and averages with 
any act ot its kind. 

The feature picture was "I Want 
My Man," First National. Less than 
dozen walk-outs proved the combi- 
nation of vaudeville and pictures is 
what they are buying at this house. 

Con. 



George Clarke. Kitty Emson. Tiny 
Mite, Frank Major, Ronald Bran- 
don and Phyllis Heryet. 

While Daly's former comedian, 
Mark I>ester, has had to go Into 
variety, his old theatre Is engaging 
a music hall favorite to play the 
chief comic character )" their next 
show. This is to be Oscar Strauss' 
•Cleopatra," and the comedian ia 
•lay Laurier. who will play a sort of 
Pooh-Bah part. 



GRAND OPERA HOUSE 

This neighborhood house, which 
usually plays eight or more acts and 
a feature picture, has pruned down 
;to summer booking, and Is now 
ptaying six acts and the feature. 
Business continues to flow into the 
renovated home of pop vaudeville, 
and, judging by the reactions of the 
Monday night audience, the theatre 
continues to correctly diagnose tV>e 
preference of ita patrons. 

A typical six-act small-time show 
which played unusually well, due to 
the strength of the opening turn — 
the Lowell Sisters (New Acts), two 
versatile cutles who could have gone 
farther down on the bill. However, 
they gave the show a healthy start. 

Charles ToJaias, a cousin of Eddie 
Cantor, deuced and dittoed with a 
vehicle which Included not only 
most of Cantor's gags and delivery, 
but all of Cantor's mannerisms, 
voice inflections and other reflec- 
tions of per.sonality in a manner that 
nothing but life-long study and as- 
sociation could accomplish. The 
imitation Is unannounced. Tobias 
has oceans of assurance and, while 
short on talent, will, with the Cantor 
material, always be a safe bet for 
the pop houses. He cries a ballad 
in the best piano-room manner and 
works in the inevitable patter reci- 
tation with all the sangfroid of a 
dramatic stock actor. They believed 
it here. 

Hodge and Lowell, in an act prob- 
ably inspired by Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy 
13arry, were another laughing hit. 
The turn Is a character comedy skit 
crowded with sure-fire hokum con- 
structed around a rube's proposal to 
a marriage-bureau fiancee. They 
zowlcd them. 

Kimball and Gorman (N'ew Acts) 
followed with the "flash" turn, and 
Walton and Brandt were next to 
cIosiiiK. The latter is a man and 
woman talking act. The girl does 
n duinl) Dora, and the construction 
of the cross-fire is reminiscent of 
Moss and I'ryc. Some of the nrtate- 
rial is lly. but In otiier spots it is 
hdkey pokey. i-Or a (inish they h;ive 
U l)it of sui-*' material for any vaude- 
ville. The nialp deseiib's ;i base- 
|i;ill Kamc. his dr.scrii)tioii including 
the inc>l(l)iMg of the umpire. At his 
(Ties of "Take "em off!" the ^irl dl?*- 
jolies 10 combination. U was a howl. 



COLISEUM, LONDON 

London, April 28. 

Hard on tlie V. A. F.'s campaign 
to find mure employment for British ! 
artists comes an "all star" program 
at the Coliseum which utterly 
Ignores native music hall talent. Of 
the nine acts, five are American, 
two Russian, one Japanese, and the 
other is a band from Australia. This 
proves once again Sir Oswald StoU's 
determination to run his own shows 
Without outside hindrance or advice. 
And as this proprram plays excep- 
tionally well. It Is one of the best 
for some time, he makes good his 
unspoKen claim that showmanship 
is the 8h(>wman's own business. 

There |« certainly a thrill in find- 
ing the broad humor of Tinney con- 
trasted with the gentle wistfulness 
that underlies all Layt6n and John- 
stone's work, and the racy, rophis- 
tlcated patter of Fred DupTez b' 
by side with Renie Riano's frejjh. 
appealing manner, and Ann Codefe's 
brazen, alert confidence- Unfortu- 
nately, Tinney inclines to be me- 
chanical and does not Improve mat- 
ters by substituting his dresser for 
that expert feeder "Oinest." For 
virtuosity Renie Riano is to be pre- 
ferred to them .-(11: how she changes 
her legs for each song is a mystery 
of enduring fascination. The pe- 
culiar merit of Ann Codee is that, 
by giving a straight performance, 
she makes her knockabout comedy 
with Frankie-scem to have direct 
bearinK on everyday life. 

Russia Is well represented by 
Karsavina, who in sheer technical 
accomplishment has every right to 
be considered the greatest living 
ballerina. Though she lack Lopo- 
kova's personal charm and Pav- 
lowa's statuesque grace, her light- 
ness and elusive fleetness are un- 
rivalled. "The Happy Deception" 
is a ballet more eloquent of thrift 
than beauty of design, and her part- 
ner, Pierre V'ladimlroff has a heavy 
appearance. The other Russian act 
is Prince Ot>olensky, singing well 
known Knglish and Rlissian airs 
with a competent voice in a pleas- 
ant manner. The Japanese act is 
Masu, who dances on his hands 
With amazing ease. 
. Hilda Ward's Lady Syncopators 
are up to the average British 
band's level of efficiency. That is 
to say, their sense of rhythm leaves 
something to be desired. Their 
pink pants and silver wigs form a 
spectacle. Apparently audiences are 
tired of listening to music. . What 
they now want is to lo.ok at It. 

Volo. 



LONDON 

(Continued from page 2) 

thought transference between Cali- 
fornia and Malaya. 

The International Players have 
gone to Latira for their next work, 
'The Sons of Jacob," by J. Ranis, 
a poet in this l'»n!l, and Is one more 
version of "Joseph and Hla Breth- 
ren." The Latvian 'Irama Is to be 
done at the Scala on May 1 



The next hy the Play Actors (a 
Sunday Play l'rod'..'lng Society) is 
"By Right Of cntuwt," by Mtchaei 
Morton anJ Vernp Traill. The atme 
title has been used at various times. 



After doing capacity business for 
four months, Noel CJoward'a "The 
Vortox" may end shortly. Recently 
there was a drop to $5,500 on the 
previous week of $S,000. 

Another theatre on the outskirts 
of London is being started. This is 
the Barnes, to he run by Philip 
RIdgeway on the lines of the Every- 
man at Hampstead and the "Q"'at 
Kew. 

RIdgeway will mal<e productions 
with both eyes on the West End 
market. Managers will see his show- 
ings and bring the good ones to 
London, where RIdgeway will come 
in on the profits. Tl»e first piece to 
be done Is "l^'atherhood," hy Harold 
Owen. 



A rp|>resentative of Variety's 
London office dropped Into the Pal- 
ladium for a second lf)ok at the de 
Courville revue, "Kky High," and 
finds It still wp;ik in the matter of 
comedy. He also found Horace 
Sheldon, the musical conductor of 
the Palladium, still very much bored 
or apparently so. 



"Refolds," a new revue by Harry 
liny, Was jirodU' ed April EO .'it the 
Kniplre IJrlHtol. The book Is by 
Grp.ntorex Newin.in, musii- by \'ivlan 
Kills find the <lanceH ;irraMKed hy i 
Mile. Albion. The cast Iik ludes I 



At 24 Noel Coward promises to 
beat the record ot Somerset 
Maugham, who was a few years 
older when fortune forced success 
upon him with both hands. There 
Is a chance Noel Coward also may 
have four shows running at the 
same time— "The Vortex' at the 
Comedy, the forthcoming Cochran 
revue at the Pavilion, "Fallen An- 
gels" nt the Globe, and "Easy Vir- 
tue" at a house Constance Collier 
may obtain. "The Vortex" suffered 
badly from Lent. 



Julian Wylle ia starting In the 
near future a repertoire of old mus- 
ical plays. Among the shows antici- 
pated are "Dorothy." "Florodora " 
"Our Miss Gibbs" and "Veronique." 
Annie Croft will be the feminine 
star. 



The annual all-star matinee in 
aid of King George's Pension Fund 
for actors and actresses will take 
place at the Adelphi May 11, mainly 
under the supervision of Henry 
Alnley. The play chosen ia "My 
Lady's Dreas." The cast includes 
Gladys Cooper, Lady Tree, Madge 
Tithcradge, Marie Tempest, Heather 
Thatcher, Dennis Eadie, Ivor 
Novello and Henry Alnley. 

Both the King and Queen will be 
present at this performance. 



The Old Vic villi be hard put to 
find another director when Robert 
Atkins leaves the theatre at the end 
of this season. In all probability 
the position will be filled by Ballol 
Holloway, Shakesperain actor lately 
returned from the States. 



AUSTRALIA 



(Continued from page 2) 

fred Frith featured, and Cunning- 
ham and Clements. 

Pauline Frederick makes her de- 
but at the Royal this week In 
"Spring Cleaning" under Joint direc- 
tions of the Carrols and Williamson- 
Talt. Cast Includes Mayne Lynton, 
Nance Stewart, June Elvidge, Rose 
DIone, Charles Coleman, George 
Barraud, Austin Davis, Thelma Bur- 
ness, Norman Lee and John Be- 
douin. 

"Cappy Ricks" Is now In Its ninth 
week at the Athenaeum. This show 
has been booked for a London sea- 
son. 

"Little Jessie James" will come 
Into the Princess tMa week for 
Fuller-Ward. D. >oihy Brunton Is 
featured. 

Guy Bates Post Is finishing a good 
run with "The Green Goddess"' at 
the King's. He will revive "The 
Masquerader" next week for Wlll- 
lamson-Talt. 

Allan Wllkle Is playing "She 
Stoops to Conquer" at the Palace. 



Acts playing the Tivoli include 
Two Rascals, Moran and Wiser. 
Four Scots, Henry De Brsy, Foster 
and Ninon, Clement May, Dewars 
and Barclay. 



Playing Fullers this ""week are 
.Sflffy and Mo, the Buckleys, Evison 
and Hester, Megan Bros, and Armi- 
tage and Hine. 



Pauline Frederick was acc^irded n 
splended reception on her arrival 
here. The star was given a civic 
reception by the Mayor' and wel? 
comed to Australia. 



The Galli-Curcl concerts In 'Syd- 
ney have proven a big flnancial suc- 
cess. The majority of musical crit- 
ics stated the diva disappointed 
when taking top notes. On her 
opening nIghuGalli-Curci was not in 
good voice. • * 



Wee Oeorgle Wood has arrived ic 
this country for a second lour of 
Williamson-Talt vaudeville. On the 
same boat cAme Will Fyffe. 

Zllla Bateman has been engaged 
by Willlamson-Taft aa leading lady 
for Guy Bales Post, replacing Neil 
Carter. 

Sir Harry Lauder arrive 1 h».re this 
week from India. The comedian 
will begin his farewell tour in New 
Zealand under the Carroll manage- 
ment. Kreisler, famous violinist, 
will shortly make a '^our of Australia 
under the same management. 



The Melbourne branch of the Mu- 
sicians' Union Is once again up In 
arms against the importation of 
foreign bands and musicians to this 
country. 



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Flagler Br A R 
Mack* A Stanton 
aiifoyle A Lange 
Marls 1« 
(Two to All) 

FractM's Sth Ave. 

2d half (It-IT) . 
Rhodea A Wataon ' 
Qllbert A Willlama 
A Robina 
Roso^e Alls Bd 
Dooley A Salea 
Tableaux Petlta 

lat half (lt-20) 
B MarabaU Co 
Hal Nalmaa . 
Teddy Calire Bd 
Mr A Mrs J Bkrry 
(Two to All) 

td-half (.Sl-SO 
Stephens A Brunelle 
(Otbera to All) 

BBiaHT*M BKACH 
Mew BrishtMi 

Avon Comady 4 
Jim MoWiillama 
Harry Delf 
Roaita 

Chevalier Broa 
(Others to All) 

rAR ROCKAWAT 
Coiaaabla 

2d half 

Frank Fay 

Oliver A Olseii 

3 Plerottya 

(Others to All) 
BBOOKLTN 
K. F. Albee 

F Mills Bd 

Maker A Redford 

McL«llan A Carson 

Phil Baker 

W & O Aheam 

Lloyd Nevada Co 

O'Donnell A Blair 

ShaW A 1>e 

(Othera to All) 
Keith's Bashwtdc 

Benny Leonard Co 

Pert Kelton 

Freda A Anthony 

Marguerite Padula 

Oakea A Dclour Bd 

The BltanU 



JORDAN and ROSEN 



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Independent circalta 



Ethel Uavia 
(Others to All) 

Moss' Regent 
Brown A Itogcrs 
Irene RIcardo 
(Others to All) 

2d half 
Lnhr A Mercedes 
CSchan A Qarrlson 
(Others to All) 

Mosa' HaasUton 
Margot A Francois 
Lane A Byron 
Mllstones 
(Others to All) 

2d half 
Bartram & Saxton 
Joo Marks Co 
(Othera to AM) 



(Others to All) 
Moaa' Flatbash 

Roger ImhoS 
Pbtrtcola 
Rtan Stanley 
Frank De Voa 
(Two to All) 

Keitii'a Orpbeam 

PIdgeon Cabaret 
Ann Suter 
Merrltt A Congblln 
Mack A Stanton 
(Two to All) 
2d half 
Howland A Chester 
Ruth Roye 

Moaa' Blvera 
Oliver A Olaen 
Senator Murphy 



MARTY WHITE 

'H'HE 8INOINQ HUM0RE8QUE" 

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Asaodalo. TOMMT CURKAN 



Jefferaea 
■ A A Seymour 
H Santrey Bd 
Margie Cllftor 
Morcelle 
(Othera to All) 

2d half 
Irene RIcardo 
Sheldon A Sharpies 
Davis A McCoy 
Als Here 
(Othera to All) 
Prartor'e 12Mh St. 

2d halt (14-17) 
Clordon's Dogs 
Norton A Helnrtto 
Jones A Ray 
Davis A McCoy 
(Two to All) 

1st half (ia-20) 



I.ee Hall 
Cycle of Color 
(Othera to All) 

2d half 
Bobby Folaom 
Sinclair A Moore 
(Othera to All) 
Keltb's Greeapolat 
. td half (14-17) . 
Bobby Carbona Co 
Ideal 
(Others to All) , 

1st half (18-20) 
Bender A A'strong 
Gordon Bldrld Co 
A Robins 
(Others to All) 

2d half (21-24) 
BIsIng A Baird 
(Othera to All) 



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Koban Japs 
Burr A Blaine 
Qllfoyle A Lange 
Maria Lo * 
(Two to All) 

2d half (21-24) 
ridgeoB Cabaret 



Keith's Praapeet 
2d half (14-lT) 

Corradlnle Animals 

WIgflnavllla 

Anr Sutar 

Tota 



(Two to All) 

lat half (ll-l«) 
LIUIan Shaw 
(Others to All) 

Id half (21-24) 
Dooley A Salaa 
(Othera to All) 

ALBAMT, X. T. 

Kelly A Lytell Tr 
Gray A Bell 
Willlea Recepttoa 
(Two to All) 

Id naif 
A A O Falls 
Beck A Ferguson 
Toung American 
Ja«k Qoldle 
Niamey er M'gan Co 

AIXBNTOWN. PA. 

Coloalal 

Montana 
Stanley A Bume 
(One to All) 

Id half 
Bellis 2 
BUrke A Dale 
Bits of Melody 

AgBl'RT PK, V. ». 

Mala St. 
Wright A Dayman 
Ruth Roya 



Tha Rosaires 
CAMDBM, M. J. 



Hollywood Follies 

CABB'DALB. PA. 

Irvlag 

Clifford A 9rey 
N A a Verga 
Temple 4 



2d halt 
Sola Kaefe Co 
Jeaae Uphajn Co 
HIbbctt A Hartman 
R«ae Bills A Rosa 
(One to All) 

DBTBOIT. MICM. 

Teaspla 

Kakin A Qalettl 
Ealaya 

Weber A RIdaer 
Fred Ardatb 0> 
Charles King 
Arnaat Broa 
T'A B Healy 
Sjineopated Toea 

BA8TON, PA. 

Able O. H. 

BelUs 2 
Burke A Dale 
Bits of Melody 



JOMM8TOWN 

Maieatle 

M4llen A Rcna 
Hughe Herbert Co 
Sampael A Lanhart 
Di Qaetanoa 

2d half 
Hall A O'Brien 
Dale A Fuller 
Cuby A Smith 
Sulklna Argentlnaa 

lancabtKb. pa. 



t Petleys 
Walt A B Burke 
Sl^lney Grant 
Anatol Friedland R 

2d half 
Jack Hedlcy I 
West A Van Slcklen 
Bdna Buckley Co 



Sd half (11-20 
B Marshall Co 
J B Stanley CSa 
T Clalra Band 
(Otbera to All) 

MA8HV1LI.B 
P it a eeaa 

(Same 2d half) 
plays Selma 1*) 
Mania A Bart 
a Lyons 
Lew Welch Co 
Bronson A Reuse 
Hartley A Pafaon 
2d halt 

Bill A Blondy 
Juan Reyes 
C'mons. Belling Co 
Brown A La veils 
Lottie Mayer A O 



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1579 Broadway CHICKKRINQ Mio-i-a NfiW YORK CITY 



Bobby Barker Co 

2d half 
Sidney Grant 
Harmon A Sana 
S Petleya 
(One to All) 

CHAB'TON. W. VA. 

Kefraa 

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Franx Melsel 



ALF T. WILTON 

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KEITH-ALBEE 

Soathera Ttasa 

FBBD. B. MACK. AssocUta 

CHA8. C. CBOWI.. West 



Jack MeAulltr 
(One to All) 

Id half 
Anna May 
Chaa Mack Co 
Willie Halen A Bro 
(One to All) 

ATLANTA, OA. 

Foray th 

(Birmingham split) 

Ist half 
Jim Jam Jems 
Mitchell Bros 
Parker Rand A Co 
Nick Hufford 
Corlnne A Hlmber 

BALTIMOBB, HD. 
Maryland 

Lucus A Ines 
T A A Wohlman 
Shone A Squires 
Chaa Wllaon 
Leavitt A Lockw'd 
Ben Meroff Bd 
Leedom A Stamper 
T A K Andrews 

BINOH'TON, N. T. 

Bingham taa 

Kelso Bra A Dellsle 
(One to All) 
2d halt 
Anthony 
Cole Tounge A Bd 

mBM'HAH. ALA. 
I^rle 

(Atlanta apllt) 

lat half 
Marie Hart Co 
Gertrude Barnes 
Kent A Allen 
WIncheater A Roaa 
( Honey Boya 

BOSTON 

B. F. Keith's 

Jamea Barton 

Houdlnl 

Toto 

Bobby Randall 

The Meyakos 

Malvlna 

The Seebacka 

Jack Gregory Tro 

Baataa 

Kennedy A Martin 
Haael Green Co 
Cole A Snyder 
Rits Serenaders 

Oari$n'% Olympia 

(Scollay Bq.) 
DeAlma 
Perry A Covan 
Lee Mason A Sonny 
Judson Cola 

(^•rdon'a Olympia 

(Washington St.) 
Galnca Broa 
J Harridan 
Robinson A Pierce . 
Jed Dooley Co 
Myron Pearl Co 

BUFFALO 
Shea's 

Williams A Taylor 
Tna Claire Co 
Ned Narwertb Ca 



looking Thru 
CRAR'TB, V. C. 
Kew Bvaadway 

(Roanoke split) 

1st half 
Doncourt Griffiths C 
Joe Mendl 
P Fay Co 
(One to All) 

CHESTKR, PA. 
Kdgemonl 

Talk of the Town 

CINCINNATI. O. 

Palaee 

Nelaon A O'Shay 
Bayle A Patsy 
Flo Enrlght Co 
Rose O'Hara 
Bob Albright 



Id half 
Montana 
Stanley A Borna 
(One to All) 

GD. B'P'DS. MICH. 
.kalUi'a 

Paul Broa 
Jerome A fevelyn 
Jack Inglie Co 
Rosemary A M'jorle 
Val Harris C« 
Trevor A Harrla Bd 

2d half 
3 Uanubes 
Wm A Kennedy Co 
Pern A Marls 
Ton Gotta Dance 
(Two*lo All) 

OBEBNI*D. MASS. 

Vtctaria 

2d half 
Theodore A Sw'aoa 
Ted Le^le 
Savoy A Albu Sis 
(One to All) 

OKEENSB'O, PA. 
Straad 

Ernie A Brnle 
Gerogia Howard 
Donahue A Morgan 
La Fantasia 

2d half 
Neapolitan 2 
Howard A Rosa 
Burt & Lehmun 
Ruth Sisters Co 

HABBlSB'O. PA. 
Majestie 

Tul^a Sis 
Har«y Ames Co 

2d half 
Clifford A Grey 
(One to All) 

■azblton. pa. 

Fiaaley'a 
Mayo A Mayo 

Leipslg 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Orlova A Chech ova 
Carry A Orahatn 
T6m Olllen 
Tbe Wcsternera 

H. POINT, N. C. 
Aaaetieska 

(Aahevllle apllt) 

lat half 
Clayton A Clayton 
Klark A Jacobs 
Homer Milea Co 
Walsh A Bills 
Lockett A Page 

HOLTOKB. MASS. 
Tlctary 



Billy McDermott 
Harry Ames C;o 

L BftANCH. N. 3. 

' Broadway 

Keno Keyes I 
Bart Doyla 

LOVISVILUe. HT. 

B. F. Keitfa'B 

Z Kaefe Co 

Jeane Upham Co 
Hibbett A Hartman 
Rose Bills A